Contraception Services & How to Access Them
Please book a telephone or in person appointment with a doctor to discuss which contraceptive option may be best for you. If you do not wish to get pregnant, it is good to think about which option may suit you and your lifestyle.
Any doctor at NHG may offer advice about contraception and can refer you to the Coil, Implant or Vasectomy clinic if this is the option chosen.
Long-acting reversible contraception options
The ‘coil’ – either the IUD – Copper Coil, or the IUS – Hormonal Coil (Mirena).
Contraceptive implant (Nexplanon)
Long-acting irreversible contraception options
Vasectomy – male sterilisation.
Further information on each option:
Combined pill https://www.sexwise.org.uk/sites/default/files/resource/2019-02/Your%20guide%20to%20the%20combined%20pill%20(2019).pdf
Progesterone only pill (mini-pill) - Pharmacies can also provide this. https://www.sexwise.org.uk/sites/default/files/resource/2017-09/progestogen-only-pill-your-guide_0.pdf
Contraceptive injection (depo):
Copper coil (IUD): https://www.highlandsexualhealth.co.uk/contraception/iud-copper-coil
Hormonal coil (IUS): https://www.highlandsexualhealth.co.uk/contraception/ius
Contraceptive implant (Nexplanon): https://www.highlandsexualhealth.co.uk/application/files/6715/5368/4861/contraceptive-implant-your-guide.pdf
Vasectomy (male sterilisation): https://www.highlandsexualhealth.co.uk/application/files/1515/5368/4862/male-and-female-sterilisation-your-guide.pdf
Options available at local pharmacies: Free Condoms, Emergency Contraception (Morning after pill)
Coil Clinic Information
Nairn Healthcare Group Coil Clinic - Patient Information Leaflet