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).

Appointments are added to the system at 12 noon every day for an appointment the following day.

  • Emergency contraception

    Book your appointment

    You can book an appointment if you are at a high risk of getting pregnant.

    If you are at a high risk you will be able to select the option to see someone regarding emergency contraception and book an appointment at your nearest available clinic. Visit the SXT website to find your nearest clinic.

    If you are not at a high risk of falling pregnant, please walk-in at any of our clinics. The walk-in clinic can also provide you with support for starting ongoing contraception during your visit. 

    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

    Book your appointment

    These appointments are for IUD/IUS fitting and replacement only. If you would like your coil removed, please go to one of our walk-in clinics (please choose ‘stream 2’ when checking in at reception).

    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).



Contact details

4-5 Burrell Street, London SE1 0UN

Tel: 020 7188 6666

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