Contraception

As of Monday 21st January 2019, all prescriptions for a repeat issue of the oral contraceptive pill (or patches) will be available 24 hours after your nurse appointment. Please ensure you book your appointment with plenty of time and before you have already run out.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or a contraception failure (eg. condom breaking).

The sooner you can consult a healthcare professional, the better.  Emergency contraception is more effective the sooner it is administered.

The copper coil is the most effective method and can be inserted up to 5 days after unprotected sex.  This can be done at UHS or at the Sheffield Sexual Health Clinic.

The emergency contraceptive pill is most effective within 24 hours after unprotected sex but can be given up to 5 days after sex.  You can get this from UHS, the Sheffield Walk-In Centre, Sheffield Sexual Health Services or some pharmacies.

If you are unsure where to go, please call University Health Service or NHS 111.

Contraceptive Advice

Doctors and nurse practitioners are available to discuss new methods of contraception with you.  Please make a routine appointment.

Long Acting Contraception (Coils, Implants and Injections)

Staff at University Health Service provide these contraceptive choices.  You can discuss these options with a doctor or nurse practitioner.

Repeat Contraceptive Pills

You can book to see a practice nurse to renew your current pill prescription.

Contraceptive Choices