What is the best form of contraception for you, and where to access support during pregnancy
Contraception is used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Whilst the condom is the only form of contraception that also protects against STIs and infections including HIV, there are many different forms of contraception that might suit you more than others:
All of these forms of contraception are available free of charge from Sexual Health Sheffield’s Contraception Service.
Pregnancy and Testing:
You can carry out most pregnancy tests on a sample of urine from the first day of a missed period. If you’re pregnant, this is about two weeks after conception. If you think you may be pregnant, the most important thing to do is to get a test done as soon as possible and find out for sure.
You can get a pregnancy test free of charge free from Sexual Health Sheffield’s Contraception Service or your GP.
If you are pregnant, you may feel a whole range of different emotions, and it is best, if possible, to talk these through with someone that you trust like a family member of a friend. Specialist support and guidance is available from Sexual Health Sheffield, as well as more general support and advice from the SHU Wellbeing Service. There are a number of different decisions you may wish to make, and support is available for you with any of these choices -
Whatever you decide to do should be your decision, and remember that support is available to you throughout the process.