Sex and contraception

Sex and contraception

If you’re thinking about sex and contraception, it can feel awkward to talk about the basics at all, and that’s without having to bring diabetes into it. How you manage your diabetes can affect your health and sex life in ways you might not expect. 

Of course, you might have more questions about sex, safe sex and contraception in general, even if you’re already sexually active. You might want to check out the resources on the NHS website.

This section covers some of the most essential issues, but how having type 1 diabetes may affect your sex life and relationships is something you probably want to hear about from other people with type 1 diabetes. Have a look at Diabetes UK’s #THEONE project, which focuses on young people with diabetes and their partners talking about their experiences. 

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