Contraception

For information on your choice of Contraceptive options, please check out:

 

Local Family Planning Services

If you wish to attend a local family planning clinic for contraception, please click here  for further details on how to request an appointment.

 

Contraceptive Pill / Patch / Vaginal Ring

If you have had a review of your pill/patch/ring within the last 2 years at our Practice, you can submit a request for a prescription online by clicking here

If you have not had a review within 2 years or are a new patient to our Practice, please book a telephone appointment with one of our Physician’s Associates or any GP. It would be helpful if you could provide a recent weight and blood pressure reading during the appointment (from a home reading or attend the surgery to use the machine in Reception).

 

Contraceptive Injection (Depo-Provera/Sayana-Press)

Please book an appointment with the Practice Nurse to discuss starting this or to arrange an appointment for your next injection.

Sayana-Press is an alternative to Depo-Provera that is self-administered. Please watch this video for information on its administration

If you would like this, please book a telephone appointment with the Practice Nurse to discuss further.

 

Contraceptive Implant (Nexplanon)

UPDATE 11/11/21 from Dr Coton:

Please be aware that due to restrictions placed on us due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing current pressures on our workload, our Implant clinics are currently still suspended. To arrange a fitting/change/removal via the local sexual health & family planning clinics by clicking here or by calling 020 3317 5252. Alternatively, from 18/3/21, MSI Reproductive Choices in Bloomsbury are providing extra appointments for IUD/IUS fittings in view of the reduction in services locally during the COVID pandemic. Please call 0345 300 2350 (Monday - Sunday 7am - 11pm) to request an appointment. We are hoping to reinstate our clinics in the New Year, but have a back log of patients to get through prior to being able to open up to new bookings.  

If you would like to discuss issues with your Contraception Implant, please book a telephone appointment with Dr Coton, Dr Ibberson or Dr Curtis.

For more information about the Implant, please read information about the implant here and watch this video 

At present , you can arrange for your implant fitting/removal at a local Family Planning Clinic. Please click here  for further details on how to request an appointment.

 

Intrauterine Contraception

UPDATE 11/11/21 from Dr Coton:

Please be aware that due to restrictions placed on us at present due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing current pressures on our workload, our IUD/IUS clinics are currently still suspended. Note that this does not include IUD/IUS removals, which we are still doing (see below). Please arrange a fitting/change via the local sexual health & family planning clinics by clicking here or by calling 020 3317 5252. Alternatively, from 18/3/21, MSI Reproductive Choices in Bloomsbury are providing extra appointments for IUD/IUS fittings in view of the reduction in services locally during the COVID pandemic. Please call 0345 300 2350 (Monday - Sunday 7am - 11pm) to request an appointment. We hope to restart clinics in the New Year but have a back log of patients to get through prior to being able to open up to new bookings.  

If you are interested in having the IUD (copper coil) or IUS (Mirena coil) please read the information on the IUD device here and on the IUS device here and watch this video:

If you have any problems or questions about your coil, please book an appointment with Dr Coton, Dr Ibberson or Dr Curtis to discuss further.

IUD Removals: If you have the IUD or IUS currently and would like to have it removed, please book a telephone appointment with Dr Coton, Dr Curtis or Dr Ibberson, who will then arrange a face to face appointment for removal at the appropriate time in your cycle. There is not a waiting list for this (updated 11/11/21)

At present you can arrange for your IUD/IUS fitting/change at a local Family Planning Clinic. Please click here for further details on how to request an appointment.