Choosing the right contraception is really important and different methods will suit different people.
There is lots of information about all the different types of contraception on the NHS choices website.
Starting or changing contraception
If you have any further questions, would like to start to use one of these methods or wish to change method please contact the practice and ask to speak with a GP.
We regularly review prescriptions to ensure medications are being prescribed safely.
The combined pill, progesterone only pill, contraceptive patch and vaginal ring all require a yearly review so if you need another prescription please arrange a nurse appointment.
Coils and implants
Long-acting contraception can provide a safe and effective method of contraception. The NHS choices website has more information about the differences between the non-hormonal and hormonal coils
The family planning clinic currently runs on a Wednesday morning. In this clinic we can:
· Insert and replace coils (for contraception and as part of hormone replacement therapy if appropriate)
· Replace and remove contraceptive implants
The copper coil (also called an intra-uterine device or IUD) does not contain hormones, whereas the hormonal coil (also called an intra-uterine system or IUS) does.
To discuss contraception with your GP then:
If you would like a coil removed then ideally speak with Dr Loveder or Dr Mulley who will be able to arrange this for you.