Contraception – Disability
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You can say yes to sex.
You can say no to sex.
You can decide who you want to be sexy with.
You can decide to use contraception.
What is contraception?
When people want to have sex but don't want to make a baby they use contraception.
Using contraception means you can relax and enjoy sex without making a baby.
Talk to your doctor about which contraception is best for you.
The Pill helps to stop a woman getting pregnant.
A woman must take the Pill every day to stop getting pregnant.
To get the Pill talk to your doctor.
The needle (Depo) helps to stop a woman getting pregnant.
The needle is given to the woman once every 3 months.
The needle stops the woman's ovaries from releasing an ovum (egg).
To get the needle talk to your doctor.
A male condom helps to stop a woman getting pregnant. It goes on the erect penis before having sex.
The condom stops sperm (white stuff from the penis) going into the woman's body.
A condom is the only contraception that stops pregnancy and infection of the sexual parts of the body.
A new condom should be used each time someone has sex.
You can buy condoms at supermarkets and chemists.
A contraceptive implant helps to stop a woman getting pregnant.
A contraceptive implant is a small rod that is put into the woman's upper arm by a doctor. It stays in the woman's arm for up to 3 years.
A contraceptive implant stops the woman's ovaries from releasing an ovum (egg).
To get a contraceptive implant talk to your doctor.
If a woman had sex and did not use contraception she may be worried about getting pregnant. She can take Emergency Contraception, which are tablets that the woman swallows, to stop getting pregnant.
It works best the earlier the tablets are taken after having sex.
You can ask for Emergency Contraception up to 5 days after you have had sex.
To get Emergency Contraception go to a chemist or talk to your doctor as soon as possible after sex, if you have not used contraception, or if it has not worked properly.
It is important to know about bodies
This picture shows some of the female sexual body parts.
(Graphic: Ovary, Uterus, Cervix, Vagina, Vulva)
This picture shows some of the male sexual body parts.
(Graphic: Vas Deferens, Testicle, Scrotum, Penis)
Some people choose not to have sex. This is called abstinence.
People can still be sexy together and not have sex. They may decide to kiss, cuddle and touch each other's body in a sexy way.
You can talk to your partner about abstinence.
You can also talk to your doctor about other contraception choices:
- IUDs and other hormonal methods
- natural family planning
- female condoms
You can get help about contraception from
- sexual health clinics
- women’s health centres
- youth health centres
- Family Planning Queensland (FPQ)
Call FPQ for contraception help.
07 3250 0240
Family Planning Queensland (FPQ) has taken every care to ensure that the information contained in this publication is accurate and up-to-date at the time of being published. As information and knowledge is constantly changing, readers are strongly advised to confirm that the information complies with present research, legislation and policy guidelines. FPQ accepts no responsibility for difficulties that may arise as a result of an individual acting on the advice and recommendations it contains.
© Family Planning Queensland
Version 3 / January 2010
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