Contraception

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.

Cost

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. 

Coronavirus/Covid-19

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.

Key Tips

  • 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.

 

An IFPA doctor can take you through all options to help you find the best contraceptive method for you.

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