Female sex workers

Which contraceptives?

Contraceptives and how they work

Most contraceptives are safe, but they are not all suitable for sex workers.  Some methods are even advised against.  Below is a list of contraceptives and how they work.

Be careful: none of the following contraceptives protects you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs)!



  • 1st choice:

Contraceptive pill
Contraceptive injection
Contraceptive patch      
Vaginal contraceptive ring

  • 2nd choice

IUD (coil)
Contraceptive implant (tube)

Not suitable

Withdrawal (coitus interruptus)
Calendar and temperature method


All contraception