27 April update
Contraceptive choices have never been greater for women and men. There are more than a dozen options available in Ireland. Options include the pill, contraceptive patches, vaginal rings, diaphragms and condoms, as well as long-term methods like implants, injectables or the coil.
You can find in-depth information on every type of contraception here. An IFPA doctor can take you through all options to help you find the best contraceptive method for you.
A consultation for contraceptive advice costs €60. For students, the cost is €45.
The cost of contraception varies depending on the method. For information on costs, please click here.
Information about how we’re providing care during the pandemic is available here.
Sexual health during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic
If you are sexually active at present, it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk of getting coronavirus and protect yourself from STIs and unintended pregnancy.
- Only be sexually active with a partner living in your household.
- If you decide to be sexually active with someone living outside of your household, limit it to as few partners as possible, preferably one regular partner.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after sexual activity.
- Consider masturbation or remote sexual activity as alternatives to physical sexual activity with partners.
See here for HSE advice on sex and coronavirus/Covid-19.