Finding the right form of contraception for you can seem confusing. On this page you’ll find information about:
- Selecting and starting contraception
- Continuing your existing method
- Sexual health
Selecting and starting contraception
We have selected 3 resources to get you started:
- The Brook website is a great place to start
- Contraception choices has a handy tool to guide your selection
- The NHS website has lots of detailed information
If you’re thinking about having a coil fitted, you may wish to watch Dr. O’Dair’s introductory video.
Our practice nurses and GPs will be happy to assist you. It often helps to spend a little time looking at the resources before your appointment to allow you to get the most out of your time with us.
Continuing your existing method
If you’re currently using the pill and need a medication review, you may wish to do so via email, instead of booking an appointment. If so, you can download our pill review form, complete it at your leisure and email it back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org when it’s complete. We’ll reply once the review is complete.
If you’re using the coil, implant or injection, your review can usually be conducted by telephone- please call reception and they will get you in touch with the right clinician.
Some sexually transmitted infections may not cause symptoms so it can be a good idea to consider being tested, especially if you’ve changed partners.
SH:24 provides a free testing service and lots of useful information, in association with the NHS.
For any further information, please contact one of our practice nurses or GPs.