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Contraception

We supply a range of contraceptive methods to suit your individual needs.

We provide a wide range of free and confidential contraceptive services tailored to meet your needs. Contraceptive methods and services we provide include:

  • Long-acting reversible (LARC) contraception – Implant, Injection, Intrauterine system, Copper bearing intrauterine device (CU-IUD)
  • Contraceptive pills and patches
  • Management of contraception problems
  • Free condoms and lube for men and women of all ages
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Support and help with pregnancy options

 

N.B. We are unable to provide coils for non contraceptive purposes and will advise you to contact your GP.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Condoms

Condoms significantly reduce the risk of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections and are free at all of our clinics. If you are under 25 you can also access free condoms via the Blackpool C-Card scheme or North Lancashire Free Condoms project. For more detailed information about types or contraception including effective condom use visit: fpa – Contraception Help

 

Vasectomy

We offer a vasectomy service. To access the service you need to be referred by your General Practitioner although in some circumstances we can take referrals from other Consultants. The procedure involves two appointments, the first for pre-operative counselling and the second for the surgery itself. We are only able to offer the service to men who are eligible to have the surgery performed under local anaesthetic (this means you would be awake but have an anaesthetic locally into the area being operated on). If you think you would need a general anaesthetic then we would advise that you speak to your GP.

Following the operation you need to use alternative contraception until the sperm left in the tubes have cleared.

For more information about Vasectomy (male sterilisation) visit: fpa – Sterilisation

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