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Contraception advice and Emergency Contraception

If you're having sex and don't want to get pregnant it's important to choose the right contraception for you. There are lots of methods to choose from, some are pills that are taken every day and some are longer acting such as the implant, the injection and the coil, which is fitted just inside the womb. Each method of contraception has some advantages and disadvantages so it's helpful to find out about all your options so that you can make the best choice.  When contraception doesn't fit with a person's lifestyle it might not be used properly, which can increase the risk of unplanned pregnancy.

Response to new study on use of combined and progestogen-only hormonal contraception and breast cancer risk

Find reassuring advice from FSRH - Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare in response to the latest study on use of combined and progestogen-only hormonal contraception and breast cancer.  The advice says women should not feel they need to stop taking hormonal contraception because of this research.  Click here for more information.

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital