Choices choices choices......
If you are thinking about starting or changing a contraceptive it is well worth your time familiarising yourself of the options.
The Family Planning Association produce a wide range of excellent leaflets to help you.
Mini pill (POP)
Combined pill (COCP)
Copper coil (IUD)
Hormonal coil (Mirena)
Injection ('Depot' injection)
Sterilisation (Vasectomy or tube clipping)
In case of accidents we can also provide emergency contraceptives.
If it all goes wrong, we offer emergency contraception at our surgeries. Do not delay! Book a same day appointment or ask reception to put you through to our duty doctor for a call back.. If we are not open, e.g. on weekends, contact 111 to find the nearest service that can prescribe. Do not wait until the surgery is open.
Pharmacies supply emergency contraception too. Often free of charge with no wait for an appointment. To find your nearest, text ‘pharmacy emergency contraception [and your post code]’ to 80011.