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Contraception

There are lots of different ways to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, choose the one that’s right for you and your partner. You can get information on all the different types here or come into any of our clinics and ask us.

More info on contraception

Our online forms

If you would like to start or get a repeat supply of the contraceptive pill, Evra Patch, Sayana Press, Depo or Nuva Ring please complete an online form: www.kentcht.nhs.uk/freecontraception

If you would like to have an implant fitted, exchanged or removed please complete an online form: www.kentcht.nhs.uk/implantpathway

If you would like to have an coil fitted, exchanged or removed please complete an online form: www.kentcht.nhs.uk/iucdpathway

If you are on the depo injection and had your last one with this service please phone 0300 790 0245 for Kent or 0300 123 1678 for Medway or text 07401 302 946.

Need emergency contraception?

Visit one of our clinics or a local pharmacy for help and advice. If you’re under 30 then emergency contraception from a pharmacy is FREE.

More advice on emergency contraception

 

Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)

Long-acting reversible contraception is contraception that doesn’t depend on you remembering to take or use it to be effective. It’s highly effective at preventing pregnancy.  Although LARC can protect you against an unwanted pregnancy, it won’t protect you against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

There are a few different options to choose from, so you can make sure you use the one that’s right for you and your lifestyle. These can be removed when you are ready.

You can discuss with your GP or arrange an appointment at Clover Street to get LARC for yourself.

Contraceptive implant: The implant is a small, flexible rod that’s placed under the skin in your upper arm and can be left for up to four years. It works by releasing the hormone progestogen which stops the ovary from releasing an egg and thickens the cervical mucus to make it difficult for sperm to enter the womb. You can find out more in the video below.

 

Intrauterine contraception (IUC) methods are long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) with licensed durations of use ranging between three and 10 years. A small, flexible T-shaped plastic device is put into the uterus (womb). There are two types of IUC available in the UK: copper intrauterine devices (Cu-IUDs) and levonorgestrel intrauterine devices (LNG-IUDs). You can find out more in the video below.

 

 

Contraceptive injection: given via a regular injection every 13 weeks. The injection contains the hormone progestogen, which stops the ovary from releasing an egg. It also thickens cervical mucus to make it difficult for sperm to enter the womb and thins the lining of the uterus (womb) to prevent a fertilised egg implanting.

For more information on contraception choices please visit contraceptionchoices.org/videos.