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Sexual Health & Contraception


There are many forms of contraception available, choosing which one may be right for you will be down to personal choice and circumstances. An overview of what is available can be found here. 

Please see below a list of information on some of the most popular forms of contraception, you may wish to make an appointment to see a GP or our Nurse Practitioner to discuss which method is right for you. 

If you are considering a long acting form of contraception you should look at the guides to the IUD (intrauterine device or copper coil) the IUS (intrauterine system or Mirena) or the contraceptive implant or injection. 

Guide to the IUD

Guide to the IUS

Guide to the Combined Pill

Guide to the Progestogen Only Pill

Guide to Contraceptive Injections

Guide to Contraceptive Implant

Useful Websites: 

NHS CHoices - Contraception Guide

Family Planning Association

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception, commonly known as the 'morning after pill' can prevent pregnancies after unprotected sex or when your usual method of contraception has failed ie condom has split or a missed pill.

It is available:

  • with an appointment with your GP or Nurse Practitioner 
  • At sexual health clinics
  • At some pharmacies
  • At some GUM clinics

Other than through your GP your nearest place to access Emergency Contraception in Ashburton is:

Lloyds Pharmacy - 8 North Street, Ashburton TQ13 7QD tel 01364 652222

More information on Emergency Contraception including key facts and how it works can be found here.

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