We provide information and contraception advice on the full-range of contraceptives. As part of your consultation we will discuss future contraceptive-use and can, if required, provide you with contraception as part of your treatment.
The following methods of contraception are available at our clinics:
Long Acting Reversible Contraception:
- Implant – A small flexible rod about the size of a hairgrip that is inserted under the skin in the upper arm. This can prevent pregnancy for up 3 years.
- IntrauterineDevice (IUD) An IUD is a small plastic T shape device that contains copper It is inserted into the uterus through the vagina.This can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years.
- Intrauterine System (IUS) is a small plastic ‘T’ shaped device that contains Progestogen. It is inserted into the uterus through the vagina. This can prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. The 2 devices available are called Mirena and Jaydess.
- Injection – An injection given every 12-14 weeks containing the hormone progestogen that prevents pregnancy.
- Contraceptive Patch – The contraceptive patch (or Evra) is a small beige patch applied to the skin like a sticky plaster. It is replaced weekly and releases the same hormones (oestrogen and progestogen) that are in the combined pill.
- Combined Pill – Often just called ‘the Pill’, the combined pill contains two types of hormone called oestrogen and progestogen.
- Vaginal Ring – The contraceptive vaginal ring (Nuvaring) is a soft, plastic ring that goes into the vagina. It releases hormones, like the combined pill
These methods do not protect you from sexually transmitted infection so we recommend that women use condoms also. All women will be offered male condoms, see below. Contact us if you’d like advice on the different options.