Family Planning

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Family Planing Services

Our family planning service provides friendly and confidential advice in all aspects of birth control and sexual health for both men and women.

We provide advice for people to make informed decisions to stay healthy and safe.

We specialise in advice on contraception, women’s health screening and general sexual health issues.

At our clinic we can help when:

  • planning to have children
  • seeking birth control including Mirena Coil and Implanon
  • sexual education
  • prevention and management of STIs
  • infertility management.

For more information on sexual health and family planning click here.

Contraception is the use of various devices, drugs, agents, sexual practices, or surgical procedures to prevent conception or pregnancy.

Certain types of contraception used include

  • COCP (the pill)
  • POP (mini pill)
  • Barrier (condoms)
  • Implanon (the bar)
  • IUD (the coil)
  • Patches
  • Injection (Depo-Provera)

Implanon is a rod shaped device that is inserted under the skin just above the elbow. The rod contains a progestogen called etonorgestrel.

How is it inserted?

A small amount of local anaesthetic is given to numb the skin on the inner area of the arm just above the elbow. The implant is then inserted under the skin and paper stitches and/ or a small dressing is applied over the puncture wound. To ensure that you are not pregnant, the implant is fitted sometime during the first 5 days after the beginning of a normal menstrual period.

Please discuss with one of our Specialist Doctors for more information.

An intrauterine device (IUD), also known as intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD or ICD) or coil, is a small, often T-shaped birth control device that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are one form of long-acting reversible birth control. Please discuss with one of our specialist Doctors.  (LARC).

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri

09.00 -17.00

Sat – Sun

Closed

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