All the doctors and practice nurses can counsel you about the different types of contraception available to you such as pills, injections, coils or implants. Condoms are available free of charge from any of the doctors or the practice nurses. We can also test for sexually transmissible infections including Syphilis and HIV.
Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
Dr Gunneberg fits IUD/IUS (also known as copper or hormonal coils) and both she and Sister Halliday fit and remove subdermal implants.
If you are considering a long acting reversible form of contraception, you can make a telephone appointment with either Doctor Gunneberg (for coils and implants) or Sister Halliday (for implants) to discuss the procedure. You would then need to make a half hour appointment for the procedure itself. It would be helpful if, before you make your telephone appointment, you had already read some of the literature around LARC.
A link to information about the two different types of IUD, the copper IUD and the hormonal IUD can be found here or here A link to information about the subdermal implant, also known as Nexplanon can be found here
Here are some other links for other types of contraception
Guide to Contraception
Progesterone Only Pill
Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill
Male and Female Sterilisation
Diaphragms and Caps
If you have had unprotected sex, there are a number of treatments available to stop you becoming pregnant. You can make an emergency, on the day, appointment to discuss your options.
You may prefer to go to the Sandyford Initiative e.g. youngpeople@sandyford which is the name for the special sexual health services run just for young people aged up to 18 years. This is a walk in service, on a Wednesday, from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, on the Ground Floor, Old Maternity Building, Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, G83 0UE. You can contact youngpeople@sandyford on 0141 211 8130
For all adult services phone 0141 211 8130 before coming to the Sandyford. If you need to be seen urgently you will be asked to attend a service that same day. If you need to be seen, but not urgently, you will be offered an appointment in one of the clinics. You may be directed to another service such as your GP or the Pharmacy.