Contraception (when used properly) should stop pregnancy. Some forms of contraception can also stop sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There are many different contraceptive methods available and different methods suit people at different times of their lives.
Condoms are useful because they give protection against STIs.
If you are thinking about having sex or are already having sex it is a good idea to go to a local sexual health clinic or your doctor for advice.
Even if you are under 16 you have the right to confidential advice and support.
Condoms can also be bought from shops.
If a condom breaks or you have unprotected sex, remember Emergency Contraception.