I need contraceptive advice

I already have three children all within 6 years of marriage. In view of this, I will like to take a break from child-bearing. Kindly advise me on the best form of contraception to use.

Julianah (by SMS)

There are many contraceptive methods available ranging from implants and injections, intra-uterine devices (IUDs, both copper and hormonal), emergency contraception, pills and vaginal rings, barrier methods (male and female condoms and diaphragms), female and male sterilisation and natural methods (natural family planning). To chose the type of contraception suitable for you, it is important to discuss with your family doctor or the nurse at the nearest family planning clinic to you. There, you will be educated on how well each method works, the possible side effects, how easy it is to use and how much it costs. The method you choose will depend on a range of factors, such as your general health, lifestyle and relationships; your risk of getting a sexually transmissible infection (STI) and how important it is for you not to get pregnant. It is important to weigh the pros and cons and think about how each method meets your current and future needs.

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