Contraception is when you take some action to prevent a pregnancy.
It's important for all young people to think about contraception and the type that could best suit you, well before you get intimate with someone - to avoid an unwanted pregnancy and to give you the choice about when, or if, you're ready to be a parent.
There are many different types of contraception available and you should talk to a doctor or nurse about the best choice for you.
Condoms are a frequently used contraceptive that also reduce the risk of a sexually transmitted infection.
To find out more
SHINE SA has a lot of information about the many different types of contraception. https://www.shinesa.org.au/
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor or other health professional.