We offer a full range of contraceptive methods and can help you choose the best method for you

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New Important Guidelines for Mirena Coil

Please note according to the new guidelines from FSRH, Mirena coil is now licensed for 8 years for contraception (and still 5 years for endometrial protection as part of HRT)

Other places to get contraception

You can 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

Link to order home testing for sexually transmitted infections and HIV from Sexual Health London

My Contraception Tool

This online tool can help you choose which contraceptive method might suit you best:

Contraception Choices - What's right for me?

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

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:

Poster image text: Postnatal Contraception. Don't delay - think about it today! It is good to think about contraception and family planning even before you have had your baby. This will help you get started on a method of contraception immediately or very soon after having your baby should you wish. Did you know? Studies have indicated that your fertility can return as soon as three weeks after having your baby - even before you have your first period. Homerton Sexual Health also provide a specialist contraception service for new mothers. Opening times are Wednesday afternoons 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Call 02076834103 to book an appointment or just drop in

Contraception is available from all of our sexual health clinics

To book an appointment
call 020 7683 4103