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Contraceptive is something (usually a device or drug) which is used to help prevent a woman becoming pregnant.
Both male and female sterilisation involve surgery and are usually performed at the hospital (sometimes male sterilisation can occur at a special clinic). Female sterilisation is performed under a general anaesthetic and male sterilisation is usually performed with a local anaesthetic. Both procedures are permanent and are usually not reversible. Reversal attempts are not usually available on the NHS so would need to be paid for privately.
Your GP or Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic can refer you for sterilisation if you are happy that you have completed your family.
Find out more about Vasectomies at the NHS Choices website
Male condoms can have a failure rate of up to 15% but this is usually related to them not being used correctly. It is recommended that they are used together with other methods e.g. pills, implant etc. as they provide protection against many sexually transmitted infections.
Condoms are usually made of latex but some are not e.g. Durex Avanti for those who are sensitive to latex.
Where to get them:
If you live in Greenwich and are aged between 16 and 21, you can order free condoms from this website. Go to the Free Condoms section of this website.
Free condoms are available to all in sexual health clinics across Greenwich. Go to the walk-in services section to find your nearest service
Condoms are also available at the following places: