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Contraception

Contraceptive advice and contraceptives are provided by all our Doctors and our Nurses. Everyone (including under 16 year olds) will be treated confidentially. All contraceptive methods, including emergency contraception, are provided free of charge. 

Known as the "morning after pill", emergency contraception is available at our surgery from either our doctors or our urgent care nurses. It can be effective if taken within 72 hours of having unprotected intercourse or a condom failure. The earlier it is taken the more effective it is likely to be.   If, however, you are unable to attend the Surgery, emergency contraception can be purchased from selected pharmacies within the area. 

A Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic are held at the Arnewood practice. This is an open access clinic, and therefore no appointment is necessary. This is a nurse lead clinic run by Solent Health not the practice. Services provided include:

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) teasting and treatment
Emergency contraception
Contraception
Unplanned pregnancy services
HIV  treatment
Free condoms
Psychosexual counselling
Sexual health information and advice
Referral to vasectomy services

For more information about the services and about contraception/sexual health please visit Lets Talk About It

For more information about what to expect if you attend one of these clinics click here

FAMILY PLANNING / STARTING A FAMILY

All our Doctors are trained in maternity care. If you are planning a pregnancy, your doctor will be pleased to discuss any queries with you. It is advisable to check Rubella (German Measles) immunity, and to stop smoking, as this is known to have harmful effects on the baby. It is also essential to take folic acid in the first three months of pregnancy.

 
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