Why does my Child or Young Person need to know about Contraception?
As a Parent or Carer it is very difficult to accept that your child is now grown up and feels ready to become sexually active. Teenagers are growing up faster than ever and it is important if they are going to have sex they take responsibility to protect themselves and their partner from unplanned pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections.
Popular methods of contraception used by young people include the contraceptive injection, the implant, the combined pill, progestogen-only pill and the condom. There are many other methods and it is worth taking the time with your child to find out more about each one so that you can help them make an informed decision and choose the most suitable method for them. It is worth reminding your young person that although all methods will prevent pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections can only be prevented by using a male or female condom correctly and consistently.
You can obtain free contraception, including emergency contraception from
· GP Surgery - unless they don’t provide contraception services
· A Young Person’s service – details in the resources section.
· Emergency contraception from pharmacies in Fife for young people
aged 13-years and over.
· Fife wide Condom Distribution Scheme
Access the following websites for further information and advice: