Sexual Health & Family Planning

Contraception

There are many different methods of contraception. Your GP will discuss your choices with you to find the type that will work best for you.

Contraception is free for most people in the UK and allows you to choose when and if you want to have a baby. The only way to help protect yourself against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is to use a condom every time you have sex. Other methods of contraception prevent pregnancy but don't protect against STIs.

External Websites:

Contraception explained - NHS Choices

Order contraception online - SH:24

Sayana Press - Learn more about administering the depot contraceptive yourself at the Sayana Press Website. If this is of interest, please book an appointment with Dr Sun or Emma Day.

Sexual Health & Family Planning

Midway Surgery Doctors and Practice Nurses offer a confidential family planning and sexual health service. This includes:  

  • family planning and fertility advice;
  • contraception counselling and a wide range of contraceptive alternatives specific to your needs including long-acting contraception such as implant and IUD/coil fittings.  
  • routine chlamydia testing (male and female) for young people aged 16 – 24 years old.

Telephone reception to make an appointment – our Medical Receptionist will be able to advise on the most appropriate clinician to see.  

Emergency contraception is available from your local Pharmacist.  

See other Family Planning Clinics across Hertfordshire.

 

Specialist Sexual Health Services

If you are worried about an STI (sexually transmitted infection) such as HIV, syphilis, herpes, genital warts or contact tracing, then getting tested and treated at a Specialist Sexual Health clinic is confidential and straightforward.  For more information and to find an STI/Sexual Health Clinic go to NHS Livewell.

Telephone: Hertfordshire Booking and Advice Line on 0300 008 5522

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

NHS Choices - Sexual Health

Sexual & Genital Health Info and Support

Sexual Health Hertfordshire

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

Coil and Implant Fitting

Benefits of having a coil

It is a very effective form of contraception (over 99% effective) which is immediately reversible on removal.

They are long lasting; depending on the type fitted they can provide on-going contraception for 5-10 years.

Copper coil Information leaflet

Mirena Information leaflet

Preparing for your IUCD fitting

If you are interested in this method, please contact reception who will book a telephone consultation with Dr. Sun to discuss this further.

Contraceptive Implant fitting (Nexplanon) 

A contraceptive implant is a device that is put under the skin in order to offer you an even dose of contraception without you having to take a daily pill.

Contraceptive implant information leaflet

Preparing for your implant fitting

What to expect after fitting

If you are interested in this method, please contact reception who will book a telephone consultation with Dr. Sun to discuss this further. You will need to collect a prescription for the implant for your appointment which will be discussed in the telephone consultation.