This service is not just about contraception but is about how people look after themselves during their reproductive years, including pre- conception and menopausal care and sexual health.
A full range of services is provided including coils, implants, sexual health screening and advice regarding modern family planning techniques. We also offer opportunistic chlamydia screening for those aged 16-24.
There are 2 main forms of emergency contraception
- “The morning after pill” which needs to be taken within 72 hours of the time sex took place but the sooner the pill is taken the more effective it is.
- The Copper Coil or IUCD. This has to be fitted within 5 days of the time sex took place.
If you require emergency contraception you should see a doctor within 48 hours, preferably 24 hours, tell the receptionist you need an urgent appointment. If you cannot get to the surgery the local pharmacist may be able to help or you can find a clinic at www.fpa.org.uk/Findaclinic
Page last updated: December 12, 2017