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Also called

  • Birth control, Family planning

Using contraception can help you prevent becoming pregnant. Different methods may suit you at different times in your life.

Contraception choices in Australia

An overview of the methods of contraception available in Australia is presented in this fact sheet.

  • Amharic ኣማርኛ - በአውስትራሊያ ውስጥ የእርግዝና መከላከያ ዘዴዎች (pdf)
  • Dari - translations with pictures - روش های ضد حاملگی در آسترالیا (pdf)
  • English (word)
  • English - with pictures (word)
  • Hakha Chin - translations with pictures - Australia ah naupawi kham ning pawl (pdf)
  • Harari ሃራሪ - Awisrâliya bâdbe Almawladle yitkhatarbozâlach ugâch(pdf)
  • Karen ကညီကျိာ် (pdf)
  • Nuer (Thok Naath) (pdf)
  • Oromo ኦሮሞ፞ (pdf)
  • Somali (af Soomaali /اَف صَومالي˜ (pdf)
  • Tigrinya ትግርኛ (pdf)

Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods

LARC methods provide temporary, safe, most cost-effective contraception which can last from  3 and up to 10 years depending on the type. They include the intrauterine device and the contraceptive implant.

  • Amharic ኣማርኛ - ለረጅም ጊዜ-የሚሠራ ተለዋጭ የእርግዝና መከላከያ (pdf)
  • English (word)
  • Harari ሃራሪ - Gudor waqtile yitniwawaxizal almawladle yitnafabozal ugâch (pdf)
  • Karen ကညီကျိာ် (pdf)
  • Nuer (Thok Naath) (pdf)
  • Oromo ኦሮሞ፞ (pdf)
  • Somali (af Soomaali /اَف صَومالي˜ (pdf)
  • Tigrinya ትግርኛ (pdf)

Medium acting and short acting contraception methods

Medium acting methods last over a period of weeks or months and include the contraceptive injection and the vaginal ring. Short acting methods are taken every day and include the combined contraceptive pill and the mini pill.
  • Amharic ኣማርኛ - ለአማካኝ ግዜ የሚሠራና ለአጭር ጊዜ የሚሠራ የእርግዝና መከላከያ ዘዴዎች(pdf)
  • English (word)
  • Harari ሃራሪ - mabeyna dilâgâchso wâ hacir waqtibe yitkhâtarbozal ugâch(pdf)
  • Karen ကညီကျိာ် (pdf)
  • Nuer (Thok Naath) (pdf)
  • Oromo ኦሮሞ፞ (pdf)
  • Somali (af Soomaali /اَف صَومالي˜ (pdf)
  • Tigrinya ትግርኛ (pdf)

Barrier methods of contraception

They include the male and female condom and the diaphragm.
  • Amharic ኣማርኛ - በማገጃ ማሰናከያ የእርግዝና መከላከያ ዘዴዎች(pdf)
  • English (word)
  • Harari ሃራሪ - Mawladuw yitkhatarbozal ugâch (pdf)
  • Karen ကညီကျိာ် (pdf)
  • Nuer (Thok Naath) (pdf)
  • Oromo ኦሮሞ፞ (pdf)
  • Somali (af Soomaali /اَف صَومالي˜ (pdf)
  • Tigrinya ትግርኛ (pdf)

Emergency contraception methods

These include a pill which is taken up to five days after unprotected sex to reduce the chance of becoming pregnant, or having an intrauterine device fitted within five days of unprotected sex.
  • Amharic ኣማርኛ - ለድንገተኛ እርግዝና መከላከያ ዘዴዎች (pdf)
  • English (word)
  • Harari ሃራሪ - Dingatagnale waqtile Almawladle yitkhatarbozal ugâch (pdf)
  • Karen ကညီကျိာ် (pdf)
  • Nuer (Thok Naath) (pdf)
  • Oromo ኦሮሞ፞ (pdf)
  • Somali (af Soomaali /اَف صَومالي˜ (pdf)
  • Tigrinya ትግርኛ (pdf)

If you would like this information in an accessible format, please email: betterhealthchannel@dhhs.vic.gov.au

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Last updated: April 2019

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