Contraception services and advice

Did you know most people get contraception from their GP?


There are many different methods of contraception available to suit different people at different times in their lives. It is important to find the right method for you and for your partner.

How effective any contraception is depends on how carefully and consistently you use it, however no form of contraception is 100% effective. Also, most methods of contraception do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections. This is why it’s a good idea to double up and use condoms alongside your regular form of contraception to protect against sexually transmitted infections.

How to access free contraception and advice

All methods of contraception are free and can be obtained from your GP (family doctor) or sexual health clinic.

GPs and sexual health clinics provide free and confidential advice including a range of contraceptive methods; emergency contraception, contraceptive pills, injections, coils, implants. If you would like to find out more about each method of contraception visit the NHS contraception guide

Is an appointment necessary?

You should make an appointment to see your GP for routine supplies of the contraceptive pill and you will definitely need an appointment for some procedures like coil fitting.

Find out more

To find out more about contraception speak to a health profession or visit sites below for information: