University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Contraception

contraceptionThere are many types of contraception available. For specific information on the different types available and to compare methods, please visit Planned Parenthood.

  • Abstinence is not engaging in vaginal, anal or oral sex. It is 100% effective in the prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and pregnancy. There are no medical or hormonal side effects. However it may be difficult for some people to abstain from sex.
  • Only a female condom and a latex or polyurethane condom may reduce the risk of STIs.

The Health Education Office offers abstinence kits, male (external) condoms, female (internal) condoms and dental dams.