Manchester City Council

Health & wellbeing Sexual health


Contraception is used to help prevent an unplanned pregnancy.

There are over a dozen methods of contraception to choose from and all of the methods are available from clinics in Manchester.

Most women want to use a method of contraception that is safe, reliable, and does not require too much thinking about. There are four methods that fit this description: contraceptive implants, IUDs (intrauterine devices), IUSs (intrauterine systems), and contraceptive injections. These are long-acting methods of contraception and are available from the following services:

Other popular methods include the contraceptive pill and the progestogen-only pill. Young women can get contraception free of charge, from:

  • Brook (19s and under) 0161 237 3001
  • Fresh clinics (24s and under) 0161 701 1555
  • GP practices

Women of all ages, including young women, can get contraception, free of charge, from:


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