Condoms & Safety C-Card

The safety C-Card is a way of getting free condoms and sexual health advice for all young people aged under 25 in Oxfordshire A couple plays darts at a fair Contraception Sex & Relationships

The Safety C-Card is a scheme that provides people under 25 in Oxfordshire with free condoms and sexual health advice. This service is confidential, this means no one will be told you are using the service unless you or someone else is in danger.

Sign up online for a C-Card and you will receive:

  • information about sex and healthy relationships
  • free condoms
  • confidential advice and support if you need it

There are C-Card locations all over Oxfordshire including schools, pharmacies, youth clubs and sexual health and contraceptive clinics

Crucial: Find the Participating centres in Oxfordshire

You don't have to be having sex to sign up for a C-Card - and just because someone has a C-Card doesn't mean that they are having sex either! It is about finding out the facts on safer sex and how to look after yourself for when you are ready - whenever that is.

Take Action: Sign up for your sexual safety and get a c-card

Condoms help

Condoms are 98% effective when used correctly and can help protect you and your partner from Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). But it is important to know how to use them well.

condom - get it right - with instructions

More than condoms

Condoms help protect against pregnancy and STIs. They are not however, the most effective form of long-term contraception. Condoms are best used in conjunction with some other form of contraceptive.

If a condom breaks or comes off (this is rare) Emergency Contraception can help. But you need to act quickly (within 72 hours).

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Safety C-Card Scheme Sign up for the free and confidential Safety C-Card here
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Sexual Health

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Emergency Contraception

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There are many methods of contraception to choose from and it is worth taking the time to find out more about each one so that you can choose contraception that suits you. Read more

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