All short term methods of contraception last for a period of 3 months or less. Some are for use during or just after sex.
The male condom is a very thin rubber or plastic sheath that goes over the penis. It only needs to be used when you have sex.
A thin plastic sheath that the woman places into and around the entrance of her vagina. It only needs to be used when you have sex.
Oral pill that provides on-going protection when taken daily.
The oral mini pill provides on-going protection when taken at the same time, every day.
An injection that provides two-three months contraceptive protection.
The diaphragm or ‘cap’ is a soft thin small rubber cap that fits inside your vagina and only needs to be used when you have sex.
Pill or IUD which helps to prevent a pregnancy when taken up to five days after unprotected sex.