CONTRACEPTION AND SEXUAL HEALTH
All doctors and practice nurses can discuss your contraceptive requirements and are available for contraceptive advice.
You can find information about the different contraceptives available below:
- Emergency Contraception
- The Combined Pill
- The Contraceptive Patch
- The Vaginal Ring
- The Progestogen-only-Pill
- Diaphragms and Caps
Long -Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
- The Contraceptive Injection
- The Contraceptive Implant
- The IUD (intrauterine device or coil)
- The IUS (intrauterine system)
Permanent methods of contraception
Contraception after childbirth
Sayana Press Contraceptive Injection
Do you feel happy, safe and confident to self-inject? The Sayana Press contraceptive injection could be for you.
Sayana Press is a contraceptive injection that women can self-administer to prevent pregnancy. It is injected under the skin, at the front of the upper thighs or abdomen. The injection releases medication that runs through your bloodstream over a period of 13 weeks. One injection every 13 weeks will give you effective contraception.
The needle is very small and full instructions and guidance on self-injecting will demonstrated by our Practice Nurse.
If you are suitable for this method of contraception and happy and confident to self-inject, we can provide you with everything you need to administer your own injections.This method is becoming increasingly popular as it gives women control and ownership over their contraception. You also don't need to visit the surgery regularly and you don't need to remember to take medication each day.
Watch this podcast to see if the Sayana Press contraceptive injection is right for you.
You will need to have your first injection supervised by one our Practice Nurses. Please book an appointment with our Care Navigators on 01728 723627
iCaSH Contraceptive and Sexual Health Service
Although we aim to see patients quickly, this is not always possible. You can also contact iCaSH Suffolk on 0300 300 3030
iCaSH provide advice on contraception, sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) and HIV treatments. You can self-refer or a member of our team can refer you.
C-Card scheme (condoms)
Condoms are available free to young people between the ages of 13 to 24 through the C-Card condom scheme. Find out more about the c-card scheme.
Sexually Transmitted Infections ( STIs)
If you are concerned that you may have sexually transmitted infection, you can contact the surgery, iCaSH or order a self test kit . They will also see you in person and do any necessary contact tracing.
HIV support groups
A new monthly support group for people living with HIV in Suffolk has been set up by the Terence Higgins Trust
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Monkeypox is spread by direct contact.
Symptoms of monkeypox include:
- Fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills and exhaustion.
- New unexpected or unusual spots, ulcers and blisters. This can develop anywhere on the body, but often on the face, then spreading to other parts of the body including the hands, pubic area and genitals.
If you think you think you have monkeypox or have been in contact with monkeypox, you must TELEPHONE the ICaSH sexual health clinic on 0300 300 30 30 or call NHS 111 for advice Please do not just attend.
Stay at home and avoid close contact with other people, including sharing towels or bedding, until you've been told what to do.
You should isolate for 21 days if you have been in direct contact (including household or sexual contact) with someone who has been diagnosed with monkeypox.