Contraception, condoms or pregnancy

FAQ's

Yes, however we are operating slightly differently. Click below for information on how you can access of service during the pandemic:

www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/corona-virus/

Before starting a method of contraception, you will need to speak to a clinician. Call 01903 285199 to make a telephone appointment to discuss your contraception options.

If you are already on a method and you need further supplies, we will still need to speak to you. Call our central booking line on 01903 285199 and a member of the team will be able to advise if you need a telephone appointment first or, depending on the method, you may be able to book direct for a face-to-face appointment.

More information on contraception can be found here.

www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/contraception

or

www.contraceptionchoices.org/whats-right-for-me

Free condoms can be picked up from any of our clinics. You do not need to call before attending. If it is the first time you have received condoms from our service, we will ask you to complete a registration form.

If you are aged between 13 and 24, and live in West Sussex, you will be able to request free condoms via our Condom Distribution Scheme.

Free condoms can be picked up from any of our clinics. You do not need to call before attending. If it is the first time you have received condoms from our service, we will ask you to complete a registration form.

More information can be found by clicking on the following link

https://www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/condomsonline/ /

or

www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/contraception/condoms//

You will need to speak to a clinician. Call 01903 285199 to make a telephone appointment to discuss your options. It is important that you contact us as soon as possible.

Alternatively, many pharmacies are now able to offer emergency contraception.

For more information, please click on the following link

www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/contraception/emergency-contraception /

For the test to be accurate you need to wait for at least 3 weeks (21 days) from the last time that you had unprotected sex. A test done earlier than this may not show that you are pregnant.

If you need a pregnancy test these are available to purchase from most pharmacies and some supermarkets and are as accurate as the ones we use in clinic. We do not do bloods tests to diagnose pregnancy.

If you require other contraceptive advice in addition to a pregnancy test call 01903 285199 to your contraception options with a member of staff.

For more information, please click on the following link

www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/pregnancy/

If you are considering continuing with your pregnancy it is important that you register with the maternity team as soon as possible.

www.westernsussexhospitals.nhs.uk/services/maternity/

or

www.nhs.uk/service-search/Maternity-services

If you are unsure whether you want to continue with your pregnancy or are considering an abortion the procedure is free on the NHS and you can refer yourself.

Details of your options and clinics can be found here:-

www.bpas.org

or

www.mariestopes.org.uk

For a coil removal appointment please call our central booking line on 01903 285199. It is very important that you read the following information prior to booking and attending the appointment:

www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/coil-and-implant-removals

For an implant removal appointment please call our central booking line on 01903 285199. It is very important that you read the following information prior to booking and attending the appointment:

www.sexualhealthwestsussex.nhs.uk/coil-and-implant-removals

Unfortunately, this is not a service we provide.

The following links will direct you to the most appropriate service

www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/vasectomy-male-sterilisation/

or

www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/female-sterilisation>

Yes, you can still be seen in complete confidence if you are under the age of 16.
Regardless of your age you do not need your parent’s permission to get contraception or advice and we are not allowed to pass on any of your personal information unless we are concerned that you; or someone close to you; is in danger.
You should feel safe being totally honest and asking whatever questions you would like.
If you are under 16 health care workers have to follow strict guidelines when they are working with you.
This means that you can get sexual health advice and treatment or contraception when it is in your best interest to do so even if you do not have your parent’s permission.

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