What is contraception?

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    • what is contraception?
      • contraception is the deliberate prevention of pregnancy
        • it works by preventing fertilisation of implantation of an egg
          • pregnancy can also be prevented by sterilisation
            • this is done by either cutting or blockingthe fallopian tube in women (uterine) or the sperm in men (vasectomy)
      • emergancy contraception is needed after unprotected sex
        • contraception is the deliberate prevention of pregnancy
          • it works by preventing fertilisation of implantation of an egg
            • pregnancy can also be prevented by sterilisation
              • this is done by either cutting or blockingthe fallopian tube in women (uterine) or the sperm in men (vasectomy)
        • an IUD (intrauterine device) precents pregnancy if fitted within 5 days of unprotected sex
  • the morning after pill must be taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex
    • emergancy contraception is needed after unprotected sex
      • an IUD (intrauterine device) precents pregnancy if fitted within 5 days of unprotected sex
    • it can be prescribed by a doctor or family planning clinic or bought from a pharmacist

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