Family Planning

We offer a full range of contraceptive services including coil-fitting and contraceptive implants. Please ask reception for an appointment.

Contraception

Types of contraception

Contraception Guide – Click here for more info …

“Get It On”

Get it On is the condom distribution scheme enabling young people to access free condoms in community venues. If you are under 24 and living in Hampshire, you can join the scheme by obtaining a GIO Condom Card (C-Card) by making an appointment with the Practice Nurse or GP. You will then be able to use your card discreetly at reception or any Get it On site or Pharmacy displaying the ‘Get it On’ or ‘Just Ask’ logos.

Condoms

A woman can get pregnant if a man’s sperm reaches one of her eggs (ova). Contraception tries to stop this happening by keeping the egg and sperm apart or by stopping egg production. One method of contraception is the condom. Condoms also help to protect against STIs. Condoms are the only contraception that protect against pregnancy and STIs.

How to use a condom

How to use a male condom – click here …

How to use a female condom – click here …

Emergency Contraception

If you have unprotected sex but do not wish to become pregnant, you may need emergency contraception. This is the term used for contraception used AFTER you have already had sex. There are several options available, but they must be used within 3-5 days after the unprotected sex. There are two types of pills which have a good chance of preventing pregnancy, sometimes called the “morning after pill”. Alternatively an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) can be fitted, which is even more effective.

What is emergency contraception?

There are three types of emergency contraception now available to women. These are two types of pill, and the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) – also called the coil. They are available from your GP practice, NHS walk-in centres, family planning organisations (like British Pregnancy Advisory Service or Brook) and pharmacies.

Emergency contraception can be used:

  • If you have had sex without using contraception.
  • If you have had sex, but there was a mistake with contraception. For example, a split condom or if you forgot to take your usual contraceptive pills.

Emergency Contraception Guide

  • Emergency contraception is used by women to stop them getting pregnant
  • A woman may want emergency contraception if they have had sex without using any other contraception
  • There are two kinds of emergency contraception:
    • The morning after pill:
      The morning after pill has to be taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex
    • OR
    • The coil or UID:
      The coil can be fitted up to 5 days after having unprotected sex
  • You can get advice about emergency contraception from your GP, Practice Nurse, Family Planning Clinic or pharmacy

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