Dr Genevieve Hamilton runs our family planning clinic. This clinic offers contraceptive advice, progesterone injections, fitting of coils (hormonal and non-hormonal) and the hormonal implant (nexplanon). These clinics are still running despite Covid-19.
Long-acting forms of contraception (LARC)
Long-acting reversible contraception is contraception that doesn’t depend on you remembering to take or use it to be effective.
It’s highly effective at preventing pregnancy.
We can offer:
- Copper coil fitting (non hormonal – IUD)
- Hormonal coil fitting (IUS – Mirena / Jaydess / Kyleena)
- Hormonal Implant (Nexplanon)
- Hormonal Injection (Depo / Sayana Press)
Find out more about long-acting reversible contraception by clicking the below link:
If you’ve forgotten to take your pill, your condom split or you’ve had unprotected sex and you don’t wish to be pregnant we would advise emergency contraception. The sooner you take it the better; ideally within 3 days of unprotected sex but sometimes up to 5 days after ovulation.
If you’ve had unprotected sex or your condom failed, it is also really important to consider your risk for sexually transmitted infections and to think about your long-term contraception needs. Please attend the local Sexual Health/Contraceptive Clinics.
More information is available from:
Sexually transmitted infections (STI’s)
Sexually transmitted infections. Anyone sexually active can get one. Find out more about symptoms, treatment and how to protect yourself.
All patients in Worcestershire regardless of their age can apply for a postal STI screening kit.
For more information or to order a kit please visit: www.sh24.org.uk
Do you need condoms?
Locally there is a condom postal service.
Please contact: [email protected]