We offer a full range of contraceptive methods and can help you choose the best method for you
Walk in service at Clifden Centre for under 19s
If you are under 19 years old, you can walk in to Clifden Centre during our opening hours without an appointment.
You can also get contraception from your GP
If you are registered with a GP in Hackney, you can even get your coil or implant fitted at a GP surgery near you. Contact your GP for more details.
Contraception is also available online through Sexual Health London
My Contraception Tool
This online tool can help you choose which contraceptive method might suit you best - access link:
Your Guide to Contraception - Family Planning Association (fpa.org.uk)
Long acting reversible contraception (LARC)
Long acting contraceptive methods are the most effective at preventing pregnancy.
Long acting reversible methods include:
- Intrauterine device (IUD) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- Intrauterine system (IUS) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- Contraceptive implant - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- The contraceptive injection - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
If you would like long acting contraception, please call us on 020 7683 4103
You can also watch these helpful videos about the implant and IUD/IUS
(with thanks to Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust)
Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex or when the usual method of contraception is believed to have failed (a split condom, missed pill etc).
Emergency contraception can be in the form of a pill or an intra-uterine device (IUD or the coil) and can be used up to 3-5 days after unprotected sex.
The emergency IUD is the most effective method of emergency contraception.
The IUD can be fitted within 5 days of unprotected sex. However, if more than 5 days have passed we may still be able to fit one - please discuss this with the doctor or nurse.
- The emergency IUD does not cause an abortion
- It can be used if you are breastfeeding
- It can be used as ongoing contraception for up to 10 years
Emergency pills are more effective the sooner you take them. Emergency pills should not be seen as a regular method of contraception - it is much better to use a reliable method every time you have sex.
Click here for more information.
Contraception after having a baby
Studies have shown that fertility can return as soon as three weeks after having a baby - even before periods start again. It is good to start thinking about contraception even before you have had your baby.
The below summarises which contraception can be used in the first few months after having a baby:
Contraception is available from all of our sexual health clinics
To book an appointment
call 020 7683 4103