Contraception

Contraception clinics for Implant and Coils.

Contraceptive implant

Implant

Effectiveness
Over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.Less than one in 100 implant users will get pregnant in a year.

How it works
A small, flexible rod is put under the skin of your upper arm. It releases the hormone progesterone. It stops ovulation (releasing an egg), thickens cervical mucus to stop sperm reaching an egg, and thins the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent a fertilised egg implanting.

How long it lasts
Works for 3 years but can be taken out sooner.

How it affects periods
Your periods may stop, be irregular or longer.

How it affects fertility
Your fertility returns to normal as soon as the implant is removed.

How it’s inserted/removed
A doctor or nurse numbs the skin in the inner area of your upper arm with a local anaesthetic and inserts the implant. It takes a few minutes and feels similar to having an injection. To remove it, the doctor or nurse uses a local anaesthetic, makes a small cut and gently pulls the implant out.
More about the contraceptive implant.

Intrauterine device (IUD)

IUD
Effectiveness
Over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Less than one in 100 IUD users will get pregnant in a year.

How it works
A small plastic and copper device is put into the uterus (womb).
The copper prevents sperm from surviving and alters your cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. An IUD may also stop a fertilised egg implanting in the uterus.

How long it lasts
Works for 5 or 10 years, depending on the type, but can be taken out sooner.
If fitted after age 40, it can stay in place until after the menopause when contraception is no longer needed.

How it affects periods
Your periods may be heavier or longer or more painful.

How it affects fertility
Your fertility returns to normal as soon as the IUD is taken out.

How it’s inserted/removed
A doctor or nurse will insert the IUD. Your appointment will last around 20–30 minutes. Inserting the IUD usually takes around 5 minutes. It can be uncomfortable or painful for some people and you may be offered a local anaesthetic. The IUD has threads which hang through the cervix (opening of the uterus) into the top of your vagina. A doctor or nurse can remove the IUD by pulling gently on the threads.
More about the IUD.

Intrauterine system (IUS)

IUS
Effectiveness
Over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Less than one in 100 IUS users will get pregnant in a year.

How it works
A small, T-shaped plastic device, which releases the hormone progesterone, is put into the uterus (womb). This thins the lining of the uterus to prevent a fertilised egg implanting and thickens cervical mucus to prevent sperm reaching an egg.

How long it lasts
Works for 5 years (Mirena and Levosert) or 3 years (Jaydess) but can be taken out sooner. If fitted after age 45, Mirena can stay in place for contraception until after the menopause, when contraception is no longer needed.

How it affects periods
With Mirena and Levosert, your periods usually become lighter, shorter and often less painful. They may stop altogether. With Jaydess, your periods may become lighter, shorter or sometimes stop.

How it affects fertility
Your fertility returns to normal as soon as the IUS is taken out.

How it is inserted/removed
A doctor or nurse will insert the IUS. Your appointment will last around 20–30 minutes. Inserting the IUS usually takes around 5 minutes. It can be uncomfortable or painful for some people and you may be offered a local anaesthetic. The IUS has threads which hang through the cervix (opening of the uterus) into the top of your vagina. A doctor or nurse can remove the IUS by pulling gently on the threads.
More about the IUS.


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NEXT STEP TO GET TREATMENT


1. Please read one of below consent pdf forms for each method we provide:

Consent form for Subdermal Contraceptive Implant.pdf
Consent form for Copper Intrauterine Device IUD.pdf
Consent form for Intrauterine System IUS.pdf

2. Please download one of the above pdf, read it, sign (if possible) and provide to us by visiting The Surgery, by post or by below online upload tool:


Contraceptive Consent form

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