Contraception

Contraception is a preventative measure to avoid pregnancy or to reduce symptoms of your menstrual cycle.

We are currently holding Inplanon and Coil clinics at the University Medical Centre – please call to book in for a phone call with a doctor.

We offer a wide range of contraception.

  • Condoms (Male and Female) up to the age of 25 under the ‘C Card’ scheme
  • Progesterone only pill (POP)
  • Combined pill (COCP)
  • Contraceptive Implant (Implanon)
  • Contraceptive Injection (DEPO)
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Intrauterine system (IUS)
  • 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.

Emergency Contraception

If you require emergency contraception you can make an urgent appointment with the nurse or doctor. Please explain to the receptionist that the appointment is urgent and they will do their best to fit you in.

There are many different methods of contraception. Your GP will discuss your choices with you to find the type that will work best for you.

Contraception is free for most people in the UK and allows you to choose when and if you want to have a baby. The only way to help protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is to use a condom every time you have sex. Other methods of contraception prevent pregnancy but don’t protect against STIs.

External Sites

Videos from NHS Choices

Dr Tina Peers, consultant in contraception and sexual health, explains how teenage girls can find the right type of contraception.