Do I have to be a certain age to access birth control pills?

You do not need to be a certain age to get contraception. If you are under the age of 16, you are still able to get contraception but it is important to discuss this with a doctor or nurse first to ensure that you fully understand the decisions you are making.

Helen Burkitt, Senior Sexual Health Nurse at SH:24
Written by Helen Burkitt. Senior Sexual Health and Contraception Nurse

Last updated at: 10 March 2022