To avoid pregnancy, you may take an oral contraceptive pill. The pill does not protect against STD’s, so using a condom as well will help to protect you against STD’s.

There are several different methods of contraception currently available. The type that works best for you will depend on your health and your circumstances.

More information about these different methods of contraception at the following websites:

Emergency contraception
Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, or if your contraceptive method has failed (for example, a condom has broken or you’ve missed a pill).

This is the emergency contraceptive pill, or the morning after pill. There are two kinds of emergency contraceptive pills.

  • Levonelle has to be taken within three days (72 hours) of sex. It’s advised to take the pill as soon as possible because the sooner you take it, the better it works. If you’ve had unprotected sex more than 3 days ago, you’ll have to take EllaOne.
  • EllaOne has to be taken within five days (120 hours) of sex.

Both pills work by preventing or delaying ovulation, and can be bought at pharmacies or drug stores, like Etos or Kruidvat, without a prescription.

Remember, the only way to protect yourself against STD’s, is to use a condom every time you have sex. Other methods of contraception, like the pill, prevent pregnancy but they don’t protect against STD’s.

For personal advice, please visit the nurse at the Belle sitting room at het Zandpad on Tuesdays from 16:00 until 22:00. Or visit the doctor at the Belle sitting room at de Europalaan on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 19:30 until 23:00.

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