Contraception

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Service Price
Contraception Consultation £85* *Not including the cost of any contraception
Contraception Costs Costs vary depending on the chosen contraceptive methods

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Contraception

If you have become sexually active and want to prevent pregnancy, then you will need to opt for some sort of contraception. There are quite a lot of different contraception methods to choose from and knowing where to begin can be confusing. Different contraceptives work best for different people depending on many factors such as your lifestyle, medical history, age and your current and future plans.

If you are wanting to start a new contraception and would like to discuss which one would be the right fit for you, our team of experienced female doctors are here to help. You can freely discuss all your options in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment.

We offer the following contraceptives:

  • Oral contraceptives
  • Implants
  • IUD and IUS
  • Contraceptive patch
  • NuvaRing
  • Diaphragms
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What happens during an initial contraception consultation?

During your initial appointment you will discuss why you are considering contraception with our doctor.

They will explain which contraceptive methods would be appropriate for you and go through the benefits and risks for your situation. Together you will make a medical based decision to which contraception method you would like to try.

Depending on which option you choose, you may be able to leave the appointment with medication in hand. Others, meanwhile, may require you to book a follow up appointment. This will be explained to you during your contraception consultation.

What do I need to think about when choosing a contraceptive method?

There are several things you might want to consider:

  • How easy it is to use
  • How frequently you need to take it
  • How effective it is
  • Whether you have any underlying health issues
  • Possible side effects

Because there is so much to consider, it can be hard to make a decision without professional guidance. That’s why the best starting point is a contraceptive consultation to discuss your options.

How quickly can I be seen?

We are usually able to accommodate same day appointments, however, you can book in advance if you would prefer.

It is uncommon for patients having to wait longer than a week for an appointment. If you can not find a suitable time available online, please call us and we will do our best to accommodate your appointment.

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What’s a LARC?

LARC stands for ‘longer-acting, reversible contraception’ and this includes the implant, IUD and IUS coil contraceptives.

This means that once it’s been fitted, it will last for years without you having to do anything (i.e. take it out or put it in) and you can ‘reverse’ them (have them removed) at any time. They are really common for women who would prefer a stress-free contraceptive method without a daily task.

What’s the best contraceptive for protecting against STIs?

The only contraception that protects against STIs are condoms.

The contraceptive options we offer will only protect you against pregnancy and can have some other health benefits such as reducing heavy and painful periods, clearing acne and/ or helping with PCOS symptoms.

If I go on a contraceptive and it doesn’t suit me, can I change my mind?

Absolutely. Sometimes it can take a while to find a contraceptive option that works best for you.

It can be hard to know how someone’s body will respond and what side effects each person might experience. It is really important that you do change your contraception if it isn’t working for you – please don’t suffer in silence.

Book your contraception appointment online

Book Appointment

Service Price
Contraception Consultation £85* *Not including the cost of any contraception
Contraception Costs Costs vary depending on the chosen contraceptive methods

Fleet Street Clinic is not a VAT registered company

FAQs

The only contraception that offers protection against STIs is a condom. If you stop using condoms and other forms of contraception, you will be covered against pregnancy but you will not be protected against STIs.

If you are not wanting to get pregnant again we would advise you to restart your contraception as a precautionary measure. Some contraceptives such as the implant it is safe to breastfeed with.

There are more options that people think. The IUD and implant are the most common as they don’t require a daily task. The mini-pill is suitable and many women choose this option. You can opt for condoms which will also protect against STIs.

You can stop using contraception whenever you like. This is a personal choice not a medical choice. If you are not on contraception you may become pregnant. If you are not wanting to become pregnant it may be worth continuing using contraception until you naturally reach the menopause.

No, you do not have to be 16 years or older to get contraception. However, those seeking contraception under 16 years old will still need to book a contraception consultation and it will be at the doctor’s discretion if contraception is suitable.