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Burrell Street: contraception

Helping you choose a method of contraception that is right for you

Contraception is free and our staff will help you choose the method that suits you.

Contraceptive methods allow you to choose if/when you have a baby, but most do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

  • Emergency contraception

    Emergency contraception is also called the 'morning after pill' which prevents pregnancy following unprotected sex. It can be taken up to three or five days after unprotected sex.

    We also offer the very effective emergency copper coil which is a T shaped device that is placed in to the womb up to five days after sex.

  • Coil fitting/replacement

    The coil works for five to 10 years depending on the type fitted.

    Intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUD): a small plastic and copper device that is put into your womb. It releases copper to stop you getting pregnant. The IUD is 10 times more effective than the best emergency contraceptive pill and provides ongoing, hormone-free contraception for up to 10 years. Visit the NHS website for more information about the intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUD).

    Intrauterine system (IUS): a small, T-shaped plastic device that is put into your womb. It slowly releases the hormone progestogen to stop you getting pregnant. Visit the NHS website for more information about the intrauterine system (IUS).

  • Implant fitting/removing

    The implant is a small, flexible plastic rod that is fitted just under the skin of your upper arm and releases a progesterone hormone. The coil works for three years. It is reversible allowing you to remove it if you want to start a family or change methods.

    Visit the NHS website for more information about the contraceptive implant.



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4-5 Burrell Street, London SE1 0UN

Tel: 020 7188 6666

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