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Methods of contraception

  • Diaphragm or cap
  • Female condoms
  • Implant (Implanon)
  • Injection
  • IUD (coil)
  • Hormone coil (Mirena)
  • Male condoms
  • Natural family planning (Lady Comp)
  • Patch
  • Progestogen-only pill
  • Vaginal ring
  • Female sterilisation
  • Emergency contraception

Most form of contraception are widely available at family planning clinics around the UK.

Some women may wish to seek specialist help in finding the right contraception for them.

We are able to offer advice on all forms of contraception and would be happy to discuss these with you.

Some women will seek specialist help in having an Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUD or IUCD) fitted, as they are more comfortable that this will be performed correctly and with the minimum amount of discomfort


We specialise in this at the Portland.

This can usually be fitted at your initial appointment. If you do wish this to be done then simply let us know before you come and take two Ibuprofen and Paracetamol an hour beforehand. This makes it all much easier.


Some women also seek specialist help with implant insertion (Implanon). We are very pleased to be able to offer this service.