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Contraception


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Choose the option that applies to you:

My coil (IUD or IUS) needs changing / my implant needs changing

There is evidence that some coils and implants last longer than we used to think. National guidelines support the use of coils and the implant for longer. Please see the advice below:

Type of contraception
Usual license
Safe for extended use
5 year IUS / hormonal coil, Mirena
5 years
​YES – 6 years - add condoms or progestogen only pill
3 year IUS / hormonal coil, Jaydess
​6 years
NO, add condoms or progestogen only pill
10 year copper coil / IUD, TSafe 380
​​10 years
​YES – 12 years
​5 year copper coil / IUD, miniTT, NovaT, Neosafe, Gynefix
5 years
No, add condoms or progestogen only pill.
Nexplanon Implant
​3 years
YES – 4 years - add condoms or progestogen only pill


If you experience changes that concern you, for example, changes in your bleeding pattern or new pain, you can phone us for a telephone consultation on 0174464673. 

I was booked to have an implant/coil insertion

The service is currently not providing routine coil or implant insertions.  We recommend you use oral contraception until services resume to normal in the UK.  To arrange for oral contraception supply please telephone 01744646473, we aim to phone you back same day or the next working day.

I need emergency contraception

Please telephone 01744646473.   We will phone you back the same day. 

I need a supply of my repeat depo provera injection.

The service is currently not providing depo injections.  We have however introduced the new Sayana Press. This works the same as the Delpo Provera injection, with the exception that you do it yourself. A nurse will show you how to use it correctly. To find out more information on Sayana Press and how it works check out this clip from  Lewisham Council or telephone 01744646473.

I need a supply of my oral contraception

If you usually see your GP for contraception, please contact them.

For oral contraception supply, please telephone 01744646473 for a telephone consultation. We aim to phone you back same day or the next working day. 

I need emergency contraception

Please telephone 01744646473.   We will phone you back the same day.

I need a supply of my repeat depo provera injection.

The service is currently not providing depo injections.  We recommend you use oral contraception until services resume to normal in the UK. To arrange for oral contraception supply please telephone 01744646473, we aim to phone you back same day or the next working day.

I need a supply of my oral contraception

If you usually see your GP for contraception, please contact them.

For oral contraception supply, please telephone 01744646473 for a telephone consultation. We aim to phone you back same day or the next working day.

Advice for women seeking contraception, abortion and other sexual and reproductive healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic.https://www.fsrh.org/documents/advice-for-women-seeking-contraception-abortion-and-other/advice-for-women-seeking-contraception-and-srh-during-covid-by-fsrh.pdf  

HIV services

We are experiencing a high volume of calls from people who are anxious about their health, HIV and the coronavirus. In the first instance please use the link for information and advice, https://www.bhiva.org/Coronavirus-COVID-19

PrEP

For all PrEP IMPACT trial patients with booked appointments, we will be doing consultations over the phone. We have had to currently pause any new recruitment to the PreP trial .  Please use link for information and advice https://prepster.info/covid/

STI testing / treatment 

Emergency cases (Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), sexual assault, emergency contraception and Under 16's) will be prioritised, please telephone 01744646473.  

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