Choosing a method of contraception isn't simply about preventing pregnancy, it's also about making the best choice for your future, your lifestyle, your health and your peace of mind. Contraception - Healthy Choices
provides both men and women with the information to make that choice.
Forms of contraception covered include: condoms (male and female), the contraceptive pill, progestogen-only injection, implants, diaphragms, cervical caps, intrauterine devices (IUDs), natural family planning, traditional methods, emergency contraception and sterilisation. There is also information on how pregnancy happens, abortion, and how using condoms reduces the incidence of sexually transmitted infections.
As circumstances in your life change, you may find that your contraceptive needs also change. After reading this book you will feel more confident in visiting your doctor or family planning clinic, knowing your options, what questions to ask and what check-ups may be required before you make your final decision.
Each chapter includes a series of common questions, such as:
- How does the form of contraception work?
- How effective is it?
- Why would I want to choose this method, and are there any reasons why I couldn't use it?
Prepared as a series of clinical consultations, Contraception - Healthy Choices
is written in non-judgmental and culturally sensitive language. Illustrated throughout and written by FPA Health (formerly Family Planning NSW), this is a practical and contemporary guide for people wanting to avoid unwanted pregnancy and infection by making healthy, informed choices about the method of contraception they use.