Contraception will protect you from getting pregnant.

Every month your ovaries produce an egg. The semen that is released when a man ejaculates contains millions of sperm. It takes only one of these sperm to fertilise one of your eggs to begin a pregnancy. Using contraception reduces your risk of getting pregnant when you have sex.

No matter what contraception you choose, you still need a condom to protect you from sexually transmitted infections. 

In Australia, there are more than 20,000 new sexually transmitted infections every year. One of the most common is chlamydia, which can lead to infertility if left untreated. A condom is your best protection against infections. If you use a condom – with a water-based lubricant – every time you have sex, you will have less chance of getting HIV/AIDS and many other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).


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