Contraception

Don’t want to think about contraception every time you have sex?

Did you know that the amount of emergency contraception given out to 18-24 years old has risen?

In 2015, 1354 ladies took a survey and 76% of them said they had no intention of getting pregnant in the next 3 years.

Out of that 1354 ladies –

  • 92% said they used the pill or male condoms

But….

  • 59% had taken a pregnancy test
  • 78% were worried that they may have been pregnant due to unprotected sex
  • 41% had used emergency contraception

Did you know that the pill and condoms are not your only contraception options?

There are 15 different types of contraception that you can use and they are ALL FREE!

We hold Contraception Clinics every month for patients who wish who try a Long Term Reversible Contraception (LARCs). This includes:

  • Implant – A flexible rod fitted in the upper arm under the skin – lasts for up to 3 years. Contains a hormone called progestogen. 99% Effective.
  • Intrauterine Device or Coil (IUD) – Known as the Copper Coil – fitted into the womb – lasts up to 10 years depending on the type. Does not contain any hormones. 99% Effective.
  • Intrauterine System (IUS) – fitted into the womb – lasts 3 or 5 years depending on the type – Contains a hormone called progestogen. 99% Effective.
  • Contraception Injection (DEPO) – injected into the buttocks, arm, leg or abdomen every 8 to 13 weeks, depending on the type – Contains a hormone called progestogen. 97% Effective.

You should consider LARCs as you do not have to depend on remembering to take them for them to be effective and the effects are normally/generally reversible after stopping or removing the method.

LARCs do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. Condoms, when used correctly, help protect against many of these infections.

We offer a wide range of other contraception.

  • Condoms (Male and Female) up to the age of 25
  • Progesterone only pill (POP)
  • Combined pill (COCP)
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Diaphragms
  • Caps
  • Vaginal Ring

Call and book an appointment to speak to a GP about starting contraception or if you are already on contraception that has been prescribed by us and need a check-up, then please call to book an appointment with a nurse.

PN: We do not give the POP or COCP on prescription if you have not had a pill check.