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Contraceptive Advice & Sexual Health

Emergency contraception

The sooner you act after having unprotected sex, the better. Emergency contraception is a way of preventing pregnancy after you have had sex without using contraception or when contraception has failed. If you take emergency contraception (morning-after pill) or have an intrauterine device (coil) fitted within 5 days it will usually prevent pregnancy.

Emergency contraception does not cause an abortion and it does not protect you from sexually transmitted infections. Please note that emergency contraception (morning after pill) can be obtained from most Pharmacies.

Choice of contraception

“Where can I get contraception?” – “Which method of contraception suits me?” – “I’m under 16, can I get contraception?” Whatever questions you have about getting and using contraception, this guide can help.

Watch this video about the types of contraception available on the NHS

Family Planning

A family planning service is available by appointment during general surgeries by any of the doctors or Nurse Sue HAckshaw. Full family planning service available at Wycombe Hospital  – Tel: 01494 526161.

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