There are many different types of contraception that can prevent an unplanned pregnancy.

 

There are methods that are long lasting, these are called LARC (Long-acting reversible contraception). the LARC methods are marked with a star (*).

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many benefit to using LARC including:

-Long lasting

-It is fitted and then can be forgotten, you do not need to remember to use everyday

-Over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy

-Some methods may help with hormonal issues such as heavy periods

 

We offer the following contraception methods at most of our clinics (please check whether the clinic location that you wish to book can offer you the method you require).

 

Information on Contraception Methods

Intra-Uterine Device (IUD)*

The IUD is also known as the copper coil. It is a small plastic and copper device which is put into the womb and it stops sperm from reaching an egg and also stops a fertilised egg from implanting in the womb. The IUD lasts for up to 10 years but can be taken out earlier.

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Intra-Uterine System (IUS)*

The IUS is also known at the hormone containing coil. It is a small T-shaped plastic device which is put into the womb and releases progestogen. The IUS lasts either 3 or 5 years depending on the type of IUS, however it can be taken out earlier.

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Combined Pill

The combined pill is a pill containing oestrogen and progestogen.

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Progestogen only Pill (POP)

The progestogen only pill is a pill that contains just progestogen.

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Contraceptive Implant*

The implant is a small flexible rod which is put under the skin of the upper arm which releases a progestogen hormone. The implant works for 3 years but it can be taken out earlier.

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Contraceptive Injection*

The injection contain progestogen. There are two forms of injection that we can provide in our clinics; Depo Provera and Sayana Press.

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Diaphragm & Caps

Diaphragms are circular domes of either latex (rubber) or silicon, caps are smaller than diaphragms but are also made from latex or silicon. Both fit into the vagina and cover the cervix (entrance to the womb).

To be effective, the diaphragm or cap must be used with a spermicide (this a made up of chemicals which kill sperm).

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Contraceptive Patch

The patch contains oestrogen and progestogen and it works like the combined pill, but instead of swallowing a tablet, you stick the patch onto your skin, usually your upper arm.

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Vaginal Ring

The vaginal ring is a flexible plastic ring which is placed into the vagina. It releases oestrogen and progestogen and works like the combined pill, but instead of swallowing a pill, the ring is placed into the vagina.

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Male and female Condoms

-A male condom is made from very thick latex or plastic and fits over a mans erect penis.

-A female condom is made from plastic and loosely lines the vagina and covers the area just outside.

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Opening Times

Opening times for Department of Sexual Health, Salisbury District Hospital (GUM)

  • Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:30
  • Wednesday: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday: 09:00 - 17:30
  • Friday: 09:00 - 12:00
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

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