Everything a young person needs to know about safe sex and contraception. This workshop explores the many contraceptives available, those that protect against only pregnancy, and those that offer protection from STI’s and unwanted pregnancy. In depth explanations about how hormonal contraceptives work in the body, such as the contraceptive pill, Depo injection, Implant, Ortho Evra Patch, Mirena Coil, and the NuvaRing including information regarding side effects and correct usage, as well as where to access all forms of contraception including free condoms and emergency contraception.
Students are empowered to make confident, informed choices about how to keep themselves safe in sexual relationships.
A short video depicting a young person’s appointment at a sexual health clinic gives young people a relatable insight of what to expect when attending an appointment with sexual health services, the ways in which confidentially is respected within the context of Fraser Guidelines and local authority safeguarding sexually active young people policies, will help to reassure young people who are cautious of accessing sexual health advice and contraception, equipping them with the confidence to source and use contraception.
This workshop takes an inclusive approach to safe sex and in consideration of cultural or religious practices where contraception cannot be considered, there is information about both the rhythm and withdrawal method, these are not advocated for general use amongst young people and the risks of STI’s and pregnancy associated with these methods are clearly explained.