Do you currently have the contraceptive injection depo provera but are unable to access your GP surgery or sexual health clinic?
Depo provera continues to have a contraceptive effect for 14 weeks without any extra precautions being required. After 14 weeks you can take the progesterone only pill as an alternative method until an appointment is available for a repeat injection. Here at Contraceptive Service Online, we can provide a 30 minute consultation with a qualified nurse who can explain to you how to switch to the progesterone only pill and how to switch back to Depo Provera injections, once lock down is complete. Included in your 30 minute consultation is a 6 month prescription for pills that are delivered directly to your door.
If you have Depo Provera just for menstrual problems and not to prevent pregnancy ( for example to stop periods in ladies with learning disabilities ) you do not need to switch, unless your period returns. Usually it can take quite a while for periods to return after having the depo injection. We are happy to prescribe the progesterone only pill if this is required.
What if you're using an implant?
The contraceptive implant or nexplanon is a very popular choice of contraception, especially in teenagers. Normally, this is replaced after 3 years. However, if you are unable to arrange an appointment to organise this, there is evidence to suggest that it remains an effective form of contraception for up to 4 years. If you have bleeding problems or feel you would like additional contraception, we can prescribe the progesterone only pill to take alongside the implant until you are able to access an appointment to have this removed and replaced.
What if you use the combined oral contraceptive pill or the contraceptive patch?
What if your IUS/IUCD is due to be changed?
We are providing Nurse led appointments for contraception prescriptions via video calls.
If you are unable to reach your GP or Sexual Health clinic during the current restrictions please book your appointment via our online system.
We advise allowing extra time than normal to secure your contraceptive provisions.
It is vital during this time you receive the best reproductive care you require possible to stay healthy and safe.
We are not able to offer an emergency contraception service at this moment in time. Please contact your local health authority if your condition is likely to put you at risk.
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