Condoms are a barrier method of contraception. They stop sperm entering the vagina and meeting an egg.
Male condoms cover the penis and are available in lots of different shapes, sizes, colours and flavours (for use in oral sex). They are made of very thin latex (rubber) or polyurethane (plastic).
Condoms provide protection against most sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and prevent them being passed from one sexual partner to another.
Condoms are free for men and women of all ages at our services. You can walk in and get free condoms from our service at The Fowler Centre, West Park Hospital and Bilston Health Centre.
If you are aged between 13 and 24 you can sign up for a C-Card and get free condoms from places such as youth clubs, pharmacies, schools, health centres and young people’s services across the city.
You can download leaflets on all forms of contraception from the Family Planning Association's website.