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Contraception Advice

Contraception can prevent pregnancy when used correctly. There are a number of different types of contraception available.

Some types of contraception may be more suitable for you than others,  so getting advice about your options is important.

The Unity staff will ask you about your medical history, discuss your options and help you to chose the most appropriate method for you. They might also offer Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening during this discussion.

Not all clinics are able to provide all types of contraception. If they can’t provide the method that you would like, Unity staff will be able to help you find a service that can and offer you an alternative method in the meantime.

Where can I get advice?

Contraception can be accessed from the following services:

  • Your GP or practice nurse
  • Sexual Health Clinics (formerly family planning clinics)
  • Young people’s clinics
  • Brook
  • School nurses
  • NHS walk-in centres
  • Pharmacies (emergency contraception and condoms only)
    • You can find out your nearest pharmacies that provide emergency contraception by texting ‘Pharmacy emergency contraception [and your post code]’ to 80011
    • You will get a text with the 3 nearest pharmacies with their names, addresses, telephone numbers and distance.
    • Standard text message rates from your provider may apply when using this service.

Locate a service

Find your local Pharmacy or Clinic and book and appointment.


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