Contraception helps you control if and when you become pregnant. Contraceptives are free to all women and men through the NHS.
We offer all methods of contraception in our clinics. We are offering telephone triage first to patients to reduce the amount of time you need to spend in clinic due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, we are able to direct you to SH:24 for some types contraceptive pills if you would prefer this than attending clinic. Please click here if you would like to access SH:24.
There are many types of contraception, so you can choose the right method for your lifestyle. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to find the right method to suit you so don’t be put off if one method doesn’t suit you.
Condoms are the only method of contraception that will protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as pregnancy.
You can access emergency contraception, or the ‘morning after pill’, from our clinics. On the Public Health Dorset website, you can find a list of pharmacies that offer emergency contraception for free. However, this list may alter so we advise you to call the pharmacy ahead of your visit. You can also buy emergency contraception over the counter from certain pharmacies.