Your GP practice can help you avoid an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy.
It can be tricky to know which type of contraception to use to prevent pregnancy because there are so many options.
Your GP practice can help you decide which one is right for you! Examples include condoms, the pill, contraceptive patch, vaginal ring, the coil and implant.
Some practices can fit coils or implants that last for a few years so you don’t have to think about it, and they are reversible; this is why they are called Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC). Here is a helpful page to compare these options.
Coils and implants (Long-Acting Reversible Contraception): ask your GP practice if they can fit these first (rather than going to a sexual health clinic like the Clifden Centre or the Ivy). If your own GP practice doesn’t do coil or implant fittings or removals, they may be able to book you an appointment at one of the following practices:
The Nightingale Practice – this practice accepts referrals from all City & Hackney practices.
The Lawson Practice
Spring Hill Practice
Sexual Health London (pill and patch): You can order contraception online from Sexual Health London via this website – https://www.shl.uk/. You can choose what regular contraceptive you want and if you want a 3, 6 or 12 months supply. If you choose to order online, you will need to complete an online consultation with LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor which will be reviewed. You can pick up your contraceptive from a Lloyds Pharmacy, including some Sainsbury’s stores, or have it delivered by post.
You can find more information about contraceptive options here.