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Contraception services

We offer a full range of contraceptive services. This includes
  • Emergency Contraception (The morning after pill)
  • The combined oral contracepive pill ( "The Pill")
  • The Progestrogen only pill (the Minipill)
  • Depo injection (the injectable contraceptive)
  • IUD (copper coils) 
  • IUS (Mirena - hormone containing coil) 
  • Contraceptive implant
  • Advice on diaphragms caps and condoms

Referral can be arranged for
  • Female Sterilisation
  • Vasectomy (male sterilisation) 

How do I get contraception?

If you wish to start a new form of contraception for the first time please make an appointment with a Practice Nurse or Nurse Practitioner to discuss options.

If you need emergency contraception please contact us as soon as possible. If you require this please tell the reception team so that they can arrange for you to speak to a clinician as soon as possible.



How do I get a repeat prescription of my contraception?

If you are established on any form of the pill or the injection, then you can arrange a pill check or an injection with one of the nurses. For most women using oral contraception we will need to see you every 6 months for your pill check.   You will need to book a nurse appointment for your pill check.


What do I do if I would like an IUD (copper coil) or IUS (Mirena coil)?

Dr Kristina Irwin fits coils at the surgery.

Please contact the surgery and explain your request to the receptionist. They will then arrange for Dr Irwin to contact you to discuss this further. This first consultation will most likely be via telephone. Before having the coil fitted you may be required to have swabs taken to make sure there is no infection present.
There may be a waiting list to have a coil fitted and as a result you may have to wait a couple of months for this. If you require alternative contraception whilst you wait please inform Dr Irwin. The appointment to fit the coil will be 30-minutes with Dr Irwin and a health care assistant.
 
 
What do I do if I would like a contraceptive implant?
 
Dr Kristina Irwin and Dr Hannah Walch fit implants at the surgery.
 
Please contact the surgery and explain your request to the receptionist. If you have any questions or are uncertain then the receptionist will arrange for Dr Walch or Dr Irwin to contact you to discuss further. If you have no questions then the receptionist will ensure that you are added to the waiting list for implants. Please be aware that you may have to wait a couple of months before having the implant fitted. If you require alternative contraception whilst waiting please inform the receptionist who will make sure you are directed to a clinician who can arrange this for you.
Please be aware that Sexual Health Sheffield also offers a full contraception service
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