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Walworth Road: 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.

    If you want simple contraception (pills, patch or ring) or oral emergency contraception (the morning after pill) and live in Lambeth, Southwark, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hackney and City, Harrow, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham or Westminster, you can order this for free from Sexual Health London.

    Please visit the Sexual Health London website. You will be asked a few questions and then have a Lloyds Pharmacy online consultation which will be reviewed by a GP, and if suitable, the contraception will be delivered to you or sent to your local Lloyds or Sainsbury's pharmacy.

    If you do not live in these boroughs or want a different type of contraception (injection, coil or implant), please call our helpline on 020 7188 7707.

  • Coil fitting/replacement

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

    Please note the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health has issued new guidance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Copper IUDs that are licensed for 10 years are likely to be effective for contraception for up to 12 years and can remain in place until then. Hormone containing coils or intrauterine systems, such as Mirena® and Levosert® that are licensed for five years are likely to be effective for contraception for six years. If fitted after the age of 45, these can be used safely for contraception until the age of 55.

    If you want to have a coil fitting or a replacement coil, please call our helpline on 020 7188 7707.

    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).

 

 

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London SE17 1RY

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