Cowbridge and Vale Medical Practice

Information for Patients

Contraceptive Implants

The Practice is now able to offer contraceptive implants.  For more information, click the link below.  For a consultation, please make an appointment with Dr Williams.


http://www.fpa.org.uk/Information/Readourinformationbooklets/implant

 

MORNING AFTER PILL / EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION


If you are over 16, you can buy emergency contraception (the “morning after” pill) from a local pharmacist.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO:

 

Contact the surgery as soon as possible.   If you act quickly, emergency contraception will usually prevent pregnancy.

 

WHAT WE WILL DO:

 

We may arrange to see you, or be able to give you a prescription, or perhaps advice over the telephone.  If, for any reason you cannot get the help or advice you need from us, you can get further advice or free contraception from:

 

·         The Family Planning Service

·         The Family Planning Association Contraceptive helpline telephone 0845 310 1334 or visit their website www.fpa.org.uk

·         Any local pharmacist

 

WHAT IS EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION?

 

Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex.  Emergency contraception should not be used regularly or to replace your usual method of contraception, it is for emergency back-up situations only.


Information is available at the surgery on the different types of emergency and regular contraception during consultation with a GP or Practice Nurse.


http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/zones/zone.aspx?zoneid=58 (link to NHS Direct emergency contraception page).