Here at Old Cleveland Road Clinic we provide advice, guidance, and testing that is tailored to your health conditions to ensure you’re using the right contraception for you and your lifestyle.


The contraceptive pill, known as 'the pill', is most commonly available in two different forms.

The combined pill works to stop the ovaries releasing an egg each month, and the progestogen-only pill (also known as the 'mini pill') works to change the mucus at the entrance of the womb (uterus) so that sperm cannot pass through and fertilise the egg.

The contraceptive pill is a prescription only medicine and must be taken at the same time every day, or as close to it as possible.


A contraceptive implant (such as Implanon) is a small, thin, flexible rod which is inserted just under the skin on the inside of the arm. Contraceptive implants contain a hormone which helps to prevent pregnancy by stopping the ovaries from releasing an egg each month. Implants normally last up to three (3) years and can easily be removed. It is also a safe option when breastfeeding.

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