CONTRACEPTION GUIDE

Willows Heath are providing a free Long Acting Reversible Contraception Service for any women in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, covering (City, West and East)

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WHEN & WHERE

The service is provided each Thursday 08:30 to 14:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 14:00 from the Springfield Road Health Centre, Springfield Road, Leicester. LE2 3BB

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IMPLANTS

The contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) is a small flexible plastic rod that's placed under the skin in your upper arm by a doctor or nurse. It releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy and lasts for 3 years.

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IUS

An IUS is a small, T-shaped plastic device that's put into your womb (uterus) by a doctor or nurse. It releases the hormone progestogen to stop you getting pregnant and lasts for 5 years.

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IUD

An IUD is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that's put into your womb (uterus) by a doctor or nurse. It releases copper to stop you getting pregnant, and protects against pregnancy for between 5 and 10 years. It's sometimes called a "coil" or "copper coil".

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EMERGENCY

CONTRACEPTION

There are 3 types of emergency contraception that are available. The most effective type of emergency contraception is the copper coil.