Contraception

If you have been advised by the surgery to do so, please complete one of the following forms:

Implant and Coil Forms

Pill Forms

Coil Fitting Information

All women are offered screening for pelvic infections. If you would like to have a swab prior to your coil fitting, please book into the practice nurse clinic for one. If you have received a smear letter, the doctor might be able to take your smear at the time of fitting.

If you do not currently have a coil in place or if your coil is overdue exchange, or you have a copper coil, please make note of the first day of your last period and bring it along to your appointment. Please make sure you do not have unprotected sexual intercourse from this date (i.e either abstain from sex or use condoms). Please do not cancel your appointment if you are on your period because this is the best time to fit your coil.

All women should fully abstain from sex 7 days prior to their coil fitting appointment. A pregnancy test might be performed on the day of fitting to exclude pregnancy, if necessary.

Please consider taking paracetamol or ibuprofen 30-60 minutes prior to your appointment, if you do not have an allergy to either medication. If you would like to find out more about the type of coil you are having please look up either IUD (copper coil- no hormone) or IUS (mirena coil/coil with hormone) on the NHS choices website.