Advice on Contraception

 

Here at RPM Health Clinic, we understand that all women have different needs when looking for a method of contraception. While contraception is free on the NHS we know that for many women with busy lifestyles, it is difficult to get an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Why should you consult our clinic for contraception advice?
Often, NHS appointment times need to be booked weeks in advance, run behind schedule, and you are then given a short consultation, which may leave you feeling frustrated and bewildered.

At The RPM Health Clinic we offer you a consultation in a private setting at a time that is convenient for you. You will have your available options explained to you, and if appropriate, prescribed or administered to you.

What contraception choices do we offer?
Currently, we can prescribe and administer these types of contraceptive methods:

Tablets (the pill)

Patches

Three-monthly injections

We are sorry, but at this moment we are not able to provide the copper coil, mirena coil or implants.

Visit your NHS GP or Sexual Health Clinic if you wish to explore these options.

What to take into consideration when choosing a contraception option
Before you choose a contraceptive, you may need to consider:

Whether you want to become pregnant fairly soon, in a few years or not at all.

A method to suit your lifestyle.

Whether you want to use a contraceptive method every day, every time you have sex or less often.

Do you offer Emergency (morning after) pill prescription?
As a part of our urgent services, RPM Health Clinic offers consultations for emergency (morning after) pill prescriptions.

The morning after pill should only be used as a precautionary treatment. It is an emergency form of contraceptive method used when other forms of contraception have not been used during unprotected sexual intercourse.

Despite its name, the morning after pill can be taken up to three days after unprotected sex, however the sooner after unprotected sex the morning after pill is taken, the more likely it is that it will work effectively.