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Contraception

Contraception options to suit you

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Contraception

At MUMS, in the heart of Solihull – our Consultant Gynaecologist, Dr Jaffer - offers a personalised and bespoke contraceptive clinic.

We are committed to improving women’s health and offer contraceptive advice and treatment or advice on pre-conception matters. Our contraceptive clinic is designed to offer ease of access, discreet and professional services where and when you need it. There are no waiting times and you do not need a referral from your NHS GP.

Dr Jaffer provides expert care and advice and provides an initial telephone consultation for coils, implants and injections appointments. If you wish to book any of the below contraceptive methods we will happily organise this for you and arrange for Dr Jaffer to call you beforehan

Hormonal contraception, pills, patches and rings.

  • Combined Hormonal Contraception (CHC): It contains two types of hormones, Oestrogen and Progestogen and works by preventing ovulation. It is available in different forms; the pill, the patch and the ring (as described below).
  • Combined Oral Contraception (COC) – A pill is taken daily for 21 days followed by a 7 day break.
  • Combined Transdermal Patch (CTP) – This is a patch applied to the skin (like a plaster). One patch every week for 3 weeks and nothing for the fourth week.
  • Combined Vaginal Ring (CVR) – This is a small flexible ring that is inserted in the vagina and left there for 3 weeks. After this time it is removed for 7 days and a new ring is inserted on the eighth day.
  • Progestogen only Pill (POP) – containing only the Progestogen hormone, a pill is taken every day (with no break). It acts by preventing ovulation, thickening cervical mucus and thinning the lining of the womb.

 

Emergency contraception

Also known as the “morning after pill".

The emergency hormonal contraceptive pill Levonelle 1500 can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. Ellaone can be taken up to 120 hours after unprotected sex. Emergency contraceptive works by delaying ovulation so the female egg is released later and therefore is much less likely to be fertilised by the sperm. Although Levonelle 1500 can be taken up to 72 hours after sex, it is most effective when taken within 12 hours after sex.

Contraceptive Implant

  • Implant Fitting £300.00 – Includes consultation/fit and the implant
  • Implant Removal £125.00 – Includes consultation and removal
  • Deep Implant Removal with ultrasound £300.00 – Includes consultation and USS

Nexplanon or the implant as its most commonly known, is a flexible tube around 4cm long which is inserted into the upper arm, just under the skin. Nexplanon works by releasing etonogestrel, a hormone similar to progesterone which prevents an egg from being released each month. The contraception also thickens the cervical mucus, making it difficult for sperm to enter the womb. Nexplanon can provide effective contraception for a maximum of three years.

Contraceptive Injection  – Intramuscular, Sayana Press

Contraception is also available as an injection. The Depo-Provera injection and Sayana Press contains the hormone medroxyprogesterone, which has a similar effect to the hormone progesterone. The Depo-Provera injection works by slowly releasing medroxyprogesterone into the body to prevent ovulation from occurring. For the injection to be effective, it must be administered every 12 weeks.

Intra Uterine Contraceptives IUC’s – Copper Coils/IUD and Hormonal Coils/IUS

  • IUC fitting with a Gynaecologist - £175.00 plus the cost of the coil
  • IUC removal with a Gynaecologist - £125.00
  • IUCD removal with a Gynaecologist where ultrasound is required (often when the threads are not visible ) - £175.00

Some people choose an IUC because of the length of stay of the coil. At MUMS we offer the copper coil and the hormone coil e.g. the Mirena, which releases progesterone.  The copper coil can stay in place for 5-10 years. The Hormonal coils can stay in place for 3-6 years.

Dr Jaffer will be able to go through the coil benefits and risks and also discuss the insertion procedure with you.

The actual device copper/hormonal ( coil ) chosen – varies in cost – At MUMS we offer a range of copper and hormonal devices which cost between £60.00 and £150.00.

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We will confirm your appointment by phone or email

Pricing

Hormonal Contraception £75
Emergency Contraception £75
Contraceptive Implant - Fitting £300
Contraceptive Implant - Removal £200
Contraceptive Deep Implant Removal & Ultrasound £300
Contraceptive Injection and Consultation £150
IUC Fitting with Gynaecologist £175 (+ coil)
IUCD / Coil Removal with Gynaecologist £125
IUCD / Coil Complex Removal involving USS with Gynaecologist £175