Non-penetrative sex

Having non-penetrative sex - like kissing, mutual masturbation, stroking or rubbing - means you can't get pregnant or contract most sexually transmitted infections (STIs). But there are still some infections such as herpes and genital warts that can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact.

Other types of contraception

Abstinence Implanon® (implant)
Condoms (female) Intrauterine device (IUD)
Condoms (male) Non-penetrative sex
Contraceptive pills NuvaRing®
Depo Provera® (injections) Spermicides
Emergency contraception Withdrawal

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