Preparing to Go – Contraception

The Lost Girl

Not that I’m specifically planning to get up to much while I’m away, it’s always good to be prepared for any situation you might get into abroad.

As I have a particular fear of getting pregnant accidentally (I once genuinely took a pregnancy test as a virgin, don’t ask…), the thought of only relying on condoms doesn’t stick with me, although as they are the main protectors against STIs, it is obviously important that these are still used. I’ve heard the quality in other countries and particularly in Central and South America isn’t the same as in the UK, so I’ve been advised that taking a few with me is the best course of action.

Now, I also looked into several other contraception methods which I could use whilst travelling. I’ve listed them below with some pros and cons.

IUD or IUS (otherwise known as ‘The Coil’)

There are two…

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