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Contraception

Sandyford Services

COVID regulations are changing, however physical distancing and face coverings are still required at health care settings across Scotland. This restricts the number of patients we can have in our clinics at any one time. In addition our staffing levels are being affected by COVID.  As restrictions for the service ease and staffing levels return to normal we hope to increase the number of contraceptive appointments available.  

All of our contraception appointments are available to book online this generally works well and suits most of our patients. We do acknowledge however that the number of appointments we have currently can outstrip the number of patients looking for an appointment.

This means that once we have added a clinic the appointments get booked up very quickly. Appointments are generally added on a weekly basis when we can see what our staffing levels are. This is to avoid patients booking appointments that then have to be cancelled as had been happening, which is very frustrating for patients and staff. We recommend checking as often as you are able to look for an available appointment.

If you need to call for an appointment 0141 211 8130 our staff are happy to help but do not have any additional appointments available.

A number of GP practices do offer contraceptive appointments. You can check with your own GP practice if this is available. Your local chemists may also be able to support your contraception needs. 

If you require contraceptive pills, patches or rings and only if your current supply is from Sandyford, please call 0141 211 8130 to arrange a telephone consultation.

If you are within one year of childbirth or abortion, are a Young Person under 18 or feel in any way vulnerable, please call on 0141 211 8130 to discuss your options.

Sandyford provide a range of contraceptive options and we're happy to help you choose the right one for you.

Contraception is required until menopause and if used correctly has a high chance of preventing pregnancy. There is a wide range of options and we're happy to help you decide which method works best for you. We provide a variety of methods including implants, intrauterine coils (hormonal and non-hormonal) and vasectomy. 

Are Sandyford clinics the only place I can access contraception?

Contraception is free for all in the UK through the NHS.  Places where you can get contraception include:

  • you can pick up free condoms discreetly and confidentially in over 300 venues across NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
  • our young people's service provide contraception to people aged 17 and under
  • most GP surgeries – talk to your GP or practice nurse

The NHS Inform website has more information on where you can get contraception.

I don't know what type of contraception to choose

There is a wide range of options available and the doctor or nurse at Sandyford will be happy to help you decide which method would suit you best taking into account your individual situation. Alternatively you may feel more comfortable having this discussion with your GP. Most GP practices offer contraception advice and many will also be able to fit coils and implants. 

What types of contraception do Sandyford provide?

We offer a wide range of contraceptive choices including:

  • Hormonal intrauterine coils
  • Non-hormonal intrauterine coils
  • Progestogen-only Implant
  • Injection
  • Combined hormonal pill
  • Progestogen only pill
  • Combined hormonal Patch
  • Combined hormonal Vaginal Ring
  • Emergency contraception
  • Male & Female Condoms
  • Diaphragm
  • Vasectomy

You can find out more about each of these methods of contraception on the NHS Inform website.

What happens at the clinic?

Not sure where to start when it comes to contraception?

There are many types of contraception available these website can help you learn more about each option and help you weight up the pro's and con's.

Information about contraception after you've had a baby

There are many very effective and safe methods of contraception that are ideal for people who have just had a baby. You can find out more about your options here. 

Emergency Contraception

If you require emergency contraception the sooner you act after having unprotected sex, the better.

 

 

 

Manage your sexual health online

Book, reschedule & cancel appointments online using our new system.

Please try to book an appointment online in the first instance. If you are having any issues with our online booking system, please phone 0141 211 8130.

 

What to expect at Sandyford

All the information you need about your visit to Sandyford. Before, during and after the appointment.