Despite all the choices: there is no contraceptive that would suit everyone equally well. The demands, life circumstances and priorities of women, men and couples are always different.

Essentially there are hormonal and non-hormonal methods of contraception, long-term methods, barrier methods and "natural" methods, methods with more or less interventions in the female body with greater or lesser health risks.

While the whole range revolves around contraceptive methods for women, condom is the only salvation for men to actively contribute in protecting themselves.

By the way: even if one might say, "he would be careful": The "Coitus interruptus" (“watching out", “pulling back") is absolutely insecure. The sperm cells can get into the vagina even before ejaculation. Hence this is no method of contraception!

Our Info-texts can be helpful in your search for the contraceptive method best suited to you, and of course you can also seek advice from our counselling centres.

Here is a clear portrayal of individual contraceptive methods:

Chemical contraceptives
Depot injection
Female condom
Perception of fertility ("Natural family planning")
Hormone implant (Hormone rods)
Copper IUD
Pills and Mini-Pills
Morning-after pill
Contraceptive coil
Vaginal ring
Contraceptive cap
Spermicidal gel
Contraceptive patch

Personal counselling

If you want to know more or have questions, please contact a doctor or a pro familia counselling centre.

Doctors, social workers, psychologists and pedagogues shall be at your disposal as contact persons.

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