Contraception

 

 

 

Better safe than sorry !

Though contraception is good at preventing pregnancy please do not forget about barrier contraception e.g. condoms if not in a stable relationship as there are sexually transmitted things out there.

Click on this link for a site about sex to support young people !

Sex and Relationships by Netdoctor link

Chlamydia Screening

We offer screening to 16-25 year olds.
Please ask the receptionist.The test is free, painless and confidential.
You don’t even need to be examined.

Conditions for the tests:

Female: Self-swab (not bleeding)
Male: (Not passed urine for 1.5Hrs / no antibiotics for 3 Wks)

This is important as it is common, often symptomless and may be assosciated with infertility in women. It is also easy to treat.

For further information this is link to the national screening website

www.chlamydiascreening-notts.nhs.uk

Advice for under 25s

Medicines that may cause harm if pregnant include:

MHRA 2017 Sodium valproate

Patient sodium valproate leaflet Valproate RMM421

 

How effective is contraception at preventing pregnancy?

NHS Choices link

American CDC article with link to types of contraception and effectiveness

NIH review article table

American review article

 

FPA Guides to Contraception

If you find that you have become pregnant, or have forgot or had failed contraception you potentially need emergency contraception :

Your Guide to Emergency Contraception (PDF)

If you are our patient please do tell the receptionis if you need emergency contraception so we can fit you in as a priority as the medical treatment works better the sooner it is taken ( upto 72hrs). Otherwise alternative medication may be necessary.

CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS

Our range of contraceptive booklets answer commonly asked questions about every method of contraception available in the UK. They’ve been developed using expert medical advice.

 

 Your Guide to Contraception (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to Contraceptive Choices – After a Baby (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to LARC (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to the Contraceptive Implant (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to Contraceptive Injections (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to the IUD (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to the IUS (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to the Combined Pill (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to the Progestogen-only Pill (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to the Contraceptive Patch (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to the Contraceptive Vaginal Ring (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to Condoms – External and Internal (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to Diaphragms and Caps (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to Male and Female Sterilisation (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Your Guide to Natural Family Planning (PDF)

 Your Guide to Emergency Contraception (PDF) (Dec 2019)

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS (STIS)

Our sexually transmitted infections (STIs) booklets answer frequently asked questions about the most common STIs. They were developed following extensive consumer research.

Order STI booklets from our shop.

 Chlamydia (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Genital Herpes (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Genital Warts (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Gonorrhoea (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 HIV (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Non-gonococcal urethritis (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Pubic Lice and Scabies (PDF) (May 2020)

 Syphilis (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Trichomonas Vaginalis (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Oral Sex: Looking After Your Sexual Health (PDF).

PREGNANCY

Order pregnancy resources from our shop.

Our Planning a Pregnancy booklet is currently under review.

UNPLANNED PREGNANCY AND ABORTION

Order pregnancy choices resources from our shop.

 Pregnant and don’t know what to do? (PDF)(Dec 2019)

 Abortion: your questions answered (PDF)(Dec 2019)

REPRODUCTION

Order Bodyworks: Your Guide to Understanding Reproduction from our shop.

 Your Guide to Understanding Reproduction (PDF) (Dec 2019)

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION (SRE) RESOURCES

You can download our SRE resources but they are not available to print.

Order SRE and personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education resources from our shop.

AGES 6–11 (KEY STAGES 1 AND 2)

 Let’s grow with Nisha and Joe (PDF)

 4You: growing up (PDF)

 Periods: what you need to know (PDF) (Dec 2019)

AGE 11 AND ABOVE (KEY STAGES 2 AND 3)

 4Boys: a guide to the male body (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 4Girls: a guide to the female body (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Love sex relationships (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Is everybody doing it? (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Love S.T.I.ngs (PDF) (Dec 2019)

 Pregnancy: a young person’s guide (PDF)

 Abortion: knowing the facts (PDF)

AGE 14 AND ABOVE (KEY STAGE 3 AND 4)

 Is this love? (PDF)

AGE 16 AND ABOVE

 Love sex life (PDF)

SRE ACTIVITIES MANUAL

The Jiwsi SRE activities manual is only available as a free download. We have a range of other useful manuals for professionals working with young people.

 Jiwsi SRE Activities Welsh (PDF)

 Jiwsi SRE Activities English (PDF)

OLDER PEOPLE

People Over 50 is available as a free download below or as a printed booklet.

 People Over 50 – Relationships and Sexual Health (PDF)

Buy People Over 50 – Relationships and Sexual Health.

PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH REFUGEES

 Sexual Health, Asylum Seekers and Refugees (PDF)

 

 

Brook Advisory Service

Link to this great site which as lots of family planning related articles

Termination requests

We refer patients to Victoria Health Centre, but you may self-refer.

Information they are interested in :

DATE OF BIRTH:                       AGE:                Ethnic Origin:

LMP ?

REGULAR PERIODS ?

ANY UNCERTAINTY OF DATES ?

USED CONTRACEPTION IN LAST 3/12 ?

ANY PREVIOUS TERMINATIONS ?

ANY HEALTH/WEIGHT ISSUES (BMI>35)?

WILLING TO TRAVEL OUTSIDE NOTTINGHAM IF NECESSARY ?

 

Please see other links under female health for sexual health services including coil insertion, self-referral emergency contraception or  termination.

Please note chemists can also provide emergency contraception though you may have to pay.

 

NHS Walk-In Centre, London Road may be useful in obtaining emergency contraception. The morning after pill works for upto 72hrs after the event and is more effective if taken as soon as possible. The coil may be used upto 5 days after the event.

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