Do I need to use a condom if I’m using another type of contraception?
Yes. Contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy but only condoms help protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This is especially important when you have new or multiple partners. If you’re in a long-term relationship, you may wish to discuss this with your partner. Please note that we encourage the use of condoms to protect against STIs but not as the sole method of contraception. This is because the typical use failure rate is 18% so they are not as reliable as other forms of contraception in stopping unwanted pregnancy.