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World Contraception Day 2019

26 September 2019

Public Service Announcement

World Contraception Day 2019

World Contraception Day occurs internationally every September 26, to raise awareness about the different types of contraception methods available, and to help people make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health.

There are many birth control options. If you would like to use birth control, it is important to choose one that works well for your lifestyle. Some of the options are:

  • Condoms.
  • An IUD (intrauterine device).
  • Needle (Depro-Provera).
  • Birth control pill.
  • Patch.
  • Ring (Nuvaring).

It is important to remember that using condoms is the only form of birth control that can protect against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Most types of birth control are free for Nunavut Inuit who are covered under non-insured health benefits. To talk about what might work best for you, go to your local health centre. For additional information about the different types of birth control, visit www.irespectmyself.ca.

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Media Contact:

Scott Hitchcox
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5712
shitchcox@gov.nu.ca