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.
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.
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?
FPA Guides to Contraception
If you find that you have become pregnant, or have forgot or had failed contraception you potentially need emergency contraception :
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.
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.
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.
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.
Order Bodyworks: Your Guide to Understanding Reproduction from our shop.
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)
AGE 11 AND ABOVE (KEY STAGES 2 AND 3)
AGE 14 AND ABOVE (KEY STAGE 3 AND 4)
AGE 16 AND ABOVE
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.
People Over 50 is available as a free download below or as a printed booklet.
PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH REFUGEES
Brook Advisory Service
Link to this great site which as lots of family planning related articles
We refer patients to Victoria Health Centre, but you may self-refer.
Information they are interested in :
DATE OF BIRTH: AGE: Ethnic Origin:
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.