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Long Acting Reversible Contraception clinics (Coil/Implant Clinics)
IMPORTANT NOTE: implants and coils for contraception are available to all women not just those registered with us.
If you are interested in having an IDU/IUS Coil fitted, we strongly recommend that you read the information leaflet below and watch this short film, as they give you all the information you need about intrauterine methods. You will also need to arrange a Coil Pre-assessment telephone call with one of our clinicians trained in women's health and contraception.
Coil Preparation Checklist & Pre-assessment Appointment
This form will help you decide if you are ready to have an IUD/IUS Coil fitted. If you would like to discuss it further, then you need to arrange a Coil Pre-assessment telephone call. Once you have had your pre-assessment appointment and you & the GP are happy to go ahead with the procedure, then you can make an appointment in one of our Coil/Implant Clinics.
If you have not had a Coil Pre-assessment appointment, you will not be able to book into a Coil/Implant Clinic.
Implant (Nexplanon) - CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
If you are interested in having the Implant, we strongly recommend that you read the information leaflet and visit the Nexplanon website by clicking the links below, as they will give you all the information you need about this particular method of contraception.
Implant Information leafelet & Pre-assessment Appointment
This form will help you decide if you are ready to have an Implant fitted. If you would like to discuss it further, then you need to arrange an Implant Pre-assessment telephone call. Once you have had your pre-assessment appointment and you & the GP are happy to go ahead with the procedure, then you can make an appointment in one of our Coil/Implant Clinics.
If you have not had an Implant Pre-assessment appointment, you will not be able to book into a Coil/Implant Clinic.
Upon removal of an Implant
- Additional contraception will be needed for 7 days prior to the removal of an Implant, unless you wish to become pregnant.
- You will need to have tried this method of contraception for at-least 6 months
- We can remove and insert a new Nexplanon when it is due, in the same appointment
- We do not send reminders for the renewal of Implants, however the Nexplanon website does offer an email reminder service which you can sign up to by clicking the link below.
If you are interested in starting Contraceptive Injections then your initial appointment will need to be with a Doctor to discuss and give the first injection.
Your first injection appointment will need to be within the first 5 days of your menstrual cycle or when you are absolutely sure you are not pregnant. Following appointments can then be booked in with a Practice Nurse. These injections are given 12 weeks apart.
2019 Update Sayana Press
We are increasingly using Sayana Press instead of Depo Provera. Please have a look at this website for more details.
Depo Provera text reminder service:
There is a text reminder service as below available through the manufacturer.
Text DEPO and the date you had your last injection to 83311 for your personal text reminder.
When you text, give the date on which you had your last injection using the normal DD.MM format. For example 31.07
You will receive an acknowledgement of your text. 3 weeks before your next injection is due you will receive the text message "Your next 12 week appointment is due on (Date)".
This should give you plenty of time to make an appointment.
If you are interested in starting the Pill or Patch then your initial appointment will need to be with a Doctor to discuss.
You will then require 1 yearly Pill Check appointments with a Practice Nurse.
Continuous combined pill taking
Taking combined oral contraceptives every day without breaks was the '21st century way to take the pill' - Professor Guillebaud, emeritus professor of family planning and reproductive health.
Less bleeding, less likely to get pregnant and less hassle. See the patient information leaflet below for more details.
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We do not provide testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), however there is home testing available for various STDs including blood borne viruses (HIV, hepatitis B,C & syphilis), chlamydia or Gonorrhoea with self swab/urine kits. You can attend one of the specialist clinics if you feel this is needed or request the home testing kits online. The links are below:
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