General advice about contraception and the contraceptive pill can be given by our family-planning trained nurses and all doctors. Intra-uterine contraceptive devices (coils) and contraceptive diaphragms can be fitted by Drs McFarlane, Brazier, Osuagwu and Condell.

Contraception is free for most people in the UK and allows you to choose when and if you want to have a baby. The only way to help protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is to use a condom every time you have sex. Other methods of contraception prevent pregnancy but do not protect against STIs.

External Websites:

Contraception explained – NHS Choices

Videos from NHS Choices

Dr Tina Peers, consultant in contraception and sexual health, explains how teenage girls can find the right type of contraception.


Teenagers say what they think about contraception and pregnancy, and experts describe how becoming pregnant or catching an STI can affect your life and your body. (Video courtesy of Making Sense of Health.)