The Contraception Choices website

There are many methods of contraception available and there's no perfect method, which it can make it difficult to choose between them.  

The Contraception Choices website is designed to help people decide which method of contraception might suit them best. The site provides honest information on the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and addresses users' concerns.

The Contraceptive Choices website was developed by a team of doctors, nurses and researchers from University College London in collaboration with young women.

The website information is based on research evidence and theory, professional guidelines, and user views and experiences of contraception.

The website features

  • Honest information
  • Facts about the most common concerns including bleeding, hormones, infertility…
  • What’s Right for Me decision aid
  • Advice from doctors and nurses – videos and clear explanations
  • Videos discussing users' experiences with contraception

We believe that

  • People have a right to honest, unbiased, straightforward information about contraception and sexual health
  • Informed choice is essential i.e. access to accurate information to make informed choices about sexual and reproductive health
  • We believe in a positive approach to sexual health (celebrating pleasure, choice and sexual rights).

How Contraception Choices advice should be used

The Contraception Choices website makes suggestions for contraception methods, based on preferences entered online. These suggestions are not treatment recommendations - for most methods, you will need to get advice from a doctor or nurse who will check things like medical history, family history, medications, blood pressure, height and weight before prescribing a method.

Contraception advice and guidelines

UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Contraception Choices posters

We have developed a set of posters which can be downloaded and printed.


Questions about contraception poster.pdf



What's right for me poster.pdf



Contraception effectiveness poster.pdf



What matters to you poster.pdf



Contraception choices.pdf



We would like to thank all of the young women who have advised the team on the Contraception Choices website design and content, and people who agreed to be filmed for the videos. Thanks also to members of our steering group, and to doctors and nurses who provided expert advice.


The website development was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment Programme. This website is based on independent research funded by the NIHR. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, or the Department of Health.


For more information, please contact the project leaders

Dr Julia Bailey 

UCL eHealth Unit

Professor Judith Stephenson

UCL Institute for women's health


Please note, we cannot provide clinical advice.

To find a health service (in England), please go to NHS Service Finder

Software development team

Software coding and web design was done by Moore-Wilson

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