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Types of contraception?

(5 Posts)
WalkingBlind Thu 17-Mar-16 01:42:48

I've only ever used condoms (briefly) and the Microgynon pill (also briefly) in my life. The pill was awful for me and I never want to use hormonal contraception ever again.

I've just had my second child and I'm mid-twenties. I've always just let nature "do it's thing", as I was happy to have children at any stage (and had difficulty with ttc/miscarriages) but currently couldn't cope with another pregnancy so soon.

What options do I have left without using hormones? Is it really just the copper coil and condoms? hmm

dementedpixie Thu 17-Mar-16 17:45:40

Do you still get diaphragms/cervical caps?

expatinscotland Thu 17-Mar-16 17:54:46

Yep, unless you can get a diaphragm or cervical cap.

WalkingBlind Thu 17-Mar-16 21:59:55

I'm not sure what those are as we didn't really have sex ed at school, I'll Google them thank you

WestYorkshireGirl Thu 24-Mar-16 20:54:08

I have used a diaphragm for 20 yrs (am 37). I have always been really happy with it, but there aren't many women using it now and I have to go to a local sexual health clinic when I need a new one rather than just getting it from my GP as no one there is trained in fitting them. If you like a natural method and are comfortable with your body it's ideal.

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