o There are currently four categories of modern contraceptive methods that the government of Malawi through Ministry of Health and World Health Organisation permits to issue to all people of reproductive age (10-25+ years). These are Short Acting Contraception like condoms, oral or pills, and injectables; Long Acting and Reversible Contraception like loop and implants; Permanent Contraception like vasectomy and bilateral tubal ligation; and Natural Contraception like beads method.
o There is no specific age recommended to use contraception. Contraception is meant for all people of reproductive age (10-25+ years).
YES! Contraception helps to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
YES! Dual protection from unintended pregnancy as well as venereal infections can be achieved by using other pregnancy prevention contraceptives combined with male and female condoms.