Contraception: Find Your Match


Is your contraception working for you?


Not all contraception is the same.

There are many different types each with their own distinctive benefits and considerations, such as effectiveness, how long it lasts and how you take it.

When choosing your ideal option, it’s important to think about your lifestyle and needs.



Your contraceptive options

There are three types of methods:

  • Long-acting
  • Short-acting
  • Permenant

Click here to download a PDF summary of options available or use our interactive tool below.


  • Male and Female Sterilisation
  • Copper Coil or Intrauterine Device (IUD)
  • Hormonal Coil or Intrauterine System (IUS)
  • Sub-dermal implant
  • Contraceptive Injection
  • Contraceptive Vaginal Ring
  • Contraceptive Patch
  • Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (COC)
  • Progestogen-only Pill (POP)
  • Diaphragm or cap with spermicide
  • Male condoms
  • Female Condoms
  • Natural Family Planning

Always speak to your doctor or nurse for personal medical advice. Health information in this website is intended as general information and for UK audiences only. It is not intended to replace a consultation with a healthcare professional, nor is it intended to provide specific medical advice.

Report possible side effects

If you want to report a side effect of medication, please contact your doctor, nurse or pharmacist, go to or search MHRA Yellow Card in Google Play or Apple App Store.

For side effects or quality complaints for Bayer products you can also email or call the Medical Information department Tel: +44 (0) 118 206 3116 available Monday - Friday between 9am - 5pm.

All contents © Bayer 2018. All rights reserved. Date of preparation: October 2018