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Family Planning

Advice about Contraception

If you require help and advise on contraception or family planning make an appointment with either your doctor, or one of the Practice Nurses Jane or Michelle.

Intrauterine devices (coils) and Contraceptive implants

Intrauterine devices (coils) are fitted by Dr Robinson. The doctor or nurse whom you consult initially will make the appropriate appointments for you to arrange the coil fitting. Drs Green, Robinson & Harvey also fit contraceptive implants and appointments for these are also usually made after your initial consultation.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is available directly from pharmacists. If you would like emergency contraception from the practice you need to make an urgent appointment or urgent telephone consultation with a doctor, nurse practitioner or contraception nurse.

Emergency contraception needs to be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sexual intercourse within a maximum of 72 hrs.

The coil can be used as emergency contraception if you fall outside the 72 hrs. Your doctor, nurse practitioner or contraception nurse will advise you of your options.

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