Contraception

What is contraception?

Contraception is used to prevent unplanned pregnancy resulting from sexual intercourse. It is free for most people in the UK.

All our Doctors and Nurses are family-planning trained. We can discuss all your options and tailor the method to meet your individual needs.

Remember, all conversations and decisions are CONFIDENTIAL. Teenagers and young people can make their own confidential appointment also.

You can request a female Doctor or Nurse if you prefer.

What are my options?

We offer all methods of contraception at Talbot Medical Centre, including:

  • all contraceptive pills/patches/rings
  • Depo-Provera injections
  • Fitting of contraceptive implants (Nexplanon)
  • Coils - Hormonal (Mirena/Kyleena/Jaydess) and non-hormonal (Copper IUD)

Please go to www.sexwise.org.uk to read about all these options so you have an idea which you would like to discuss before your appointment.

We do not supply condoms. You can buy these from any pharmacy/supermarket or obtain them from your local family planning clinic.

 

Emergency contraception

We can also offer emergency Contraception after unprotected intercourse for up to 72 hours after the event for emergency pills, and sometimes even longer if using the emergency Coil (IUCD). Please seek advice from the Doctor or Nurse as soon as possible. Also see the sexwise website.

Emergency Contraception can reduce your risk of getting pregnant from unprotected sex but it is much less effective than planned contraception.

Appointments

Nurses

If you wish to discuss your contraceptive options, either starting for the first time or changing types then please make an appointment with one of our trained Nurses.

Our Nurses all administer contraceptive Depo-Provera injections.

Doctors

If you are having problems with your current form of contraception, and/or think there is something wrong, please make an appointment with one of our Doctors.

We have specific Doctors who can fit or remove your contraceptive implant or coil here at Talbot Medical Centre (speak to reception).

Unwanted Pregnancy

Unfortunately sometimes pregnancy occurs under less than perfect circumstances. Please discuss your situation with us in strictest confidence, as soon as you realise you are pregnant, if you would like further advice.

Alternatively you can self-refer to BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service) at  or call them on 03457 30 40 30, who can give you advice and arrange a termination if you so wish.