Having safe sex is not overly complicated, as there are many forms of contraceptives out there for you to pick from. You don’t have to make your decision alone; involving your partner, parent/friend and doctor in your decision can help. Talking about contraception shouldn’t be embarrassing it’s a normal part of life. There are a few things you can do to make the conversation easier.
When talking about contraception, it’s important to remember:
- It is your right to determine when, with whom, how and where you want to have sex
- It is your right to make your own choices
- It is your right to abstain from sexual activity
- It is your right to protect yourself from pregnancy and disease
- It is your right to enjoy yourself
Remember: Only total abstinence from all sexual contact offers 100% protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
If you require condoms or advice on contraception in your College, please contact your Student Union Welfare Officer who will be able to help.