Protect yourself against pregnancy.
Use a condom and contraception.
The contraceptive pill is the most common form of contraception.
Other reliable ways to prevent pregnancy are:
• Contraceptive injection
• Hormone coil
• Copper coil
• Hormone patch
The disadvantage of wearing a hormone patch while you are working is that it is visible and it can come loose if you undress often.
• Vaginal contraceptive ring
• Contraceptive implant (Implanon)
The disadvantage of the contraceptive implant while you are working is that you may suffer from spotting.
Do not use
• Calendar and temperature method.
• Spermicides, gel and foam.
These products damage the vaginal mucous, leading to a greater risk of contracting an STI.
If you are not using contraception and the condom splits, buy the morning-after pill.
Take this as quickly as possible, but in any case within 72 hours of sexual contact.
You can buy the morning-after pill over the counter from a pharmacy or chemist. You don’t need to visit a doctor.
Think you may be pregnant?
If you think you may be pregnant, take a pregnancy test. The result of a pregnancy test is reliable from the first day your period is due.
Pregnancy tests cost approximately € 15,- and you can buy them at the pharmacy or drugstore.
No contraceptive + broken condom = MAP
What should you do if you find out you’re pregnant?
• Keep the baby and stop working
• Keep the baby and carry on working
Don’t continue working past six weeks before your due date.
Change the way you have sex; on top, less vaginal sex, more massage and oral/anal sex.
• Missed period treatment
This can be used for up to 16 days from the date of your missed period.
You can have an abortion until you are 22 weeks pregnant.
• Abortion pill
You can use the abortion pill to abort the foetus up to the seventh week of pregnancy.