How Did You Decide On Your Contraception?

Contraception is a method people use to prevent pregnancy when they have sex; sometimes it’s also called birth control. There are many different types: condoms, pills, injections, patches, rings, and devices that are inserted inside the body. In this video, folks discuss what kinds of contraception, if any, they use with their partners, and how they came to decide that was the best contraception for their body.

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Safer Sex and Contraception

Some adults with cognitive disabilities are having sex. Some of them may be having consensual  sex that their support networks know about. Some may be having consensual sex that their support networks do not know about. Some may be experiencing sexual abuse.

People in each of these situations may have more options to prevent unplanned pregnancies or prevent STIs if they have information about contraception and safer sex. This information can save lives.

Providing a person with information about contraception and safer sex is not the same thing as recommending that they should have sex. Ideally a person should have information about contraception and safer sex long before they actually begin having sex. So even people with cognitive disabilities  who are NOT having sex can benefit from having information on contraception and safer sex.