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 our Physician’s Associate Saj, 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 6/4/21 from Dr Coton:

Please be aware that due to restrictions placed on us at present due to the COVID-19 pandemic our Implant clinics are currently suspended. I would therefore advise you 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. 

If you would like to have a Contraceptive Implant fitted, removed or changed, please book a telephone appointment with Dr Coton, Dr Curtis or Dr Ibberson and they can arrange an appointment for the procedure in a designated clinic with Dr Curtis or Dr Coton.

Prior to your telephone appointment, please read information about the implant here and watch this video 

If you prefer, 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 6/4/21 from Dr Coton:

Please be aware that due to restrictions placed on us at present due to the COVID-19 pandemic our IUD/IUS clinics are currently suspended. When we are able to restart clinics, there is likely to be a long waiting list for IUD/IUS fittings at WHMC as we catch up from the last pandemic-affected year. I would therefore advise you to 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. 

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:

Following this, please book a telephone appointment with Dr Coton, Dr Curtis or Dr Ibberson to discuss further and they can arrange a fitting appointment with Dr Coton in a designated clinic.

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 an appointment for removal. Removal of IUD/IUS is still being offered by WHMC during this wave of the pandemic and there is not a waiting list for this (updated 19/1/21)

If you prefer, 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.

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