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If you would like to talk to someone about a sexual health issue, you can call the national sexual health helpline free on 0300 123 7123. Your call will be treated with sensitivity and in strict confidence. The Sexual Health Helpline is open from 9am-8pm, Monday-Friday. Read more here

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Contraception

There are many different types of contraception. For information about one that will suit you and your lifestyle, click on the below links:

NHS Choices

Sex Wise - Family Planning Association 

A full range of contraception leaflets are available via the FPA Website 

Your Guide to Contraception - FPA 



Local Pharmacies: 

Malvern, Upton-upon-Severn and Tenbury

Worcester

Wyre Forest

Redditch and Bromsgrove

Wychavon

 

Emergency contraception

If you have had sex without using contraception or not used a method properly, such as missing pills, or a condom splitting then you may need emergency contraception. Emergency Hormonal contraception can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. Some pills can be used up to five days afterwards. A copper coil can be inserted up to five days afterwards to prevent implantation. If you think you need emergency contraception you should contact a local service as soon as possible.

For more information visit;

NHS Choices

Sex Wise - Family Planning Association 

Your Guide to Emergency Contraception - FPA 

Click here for list of Pharmacies that can offer Emergency Hormonal Contraception, please contact the pharmacy before attending to ensure the pharmacy is open and the pharmacist is able to dispense this to you.

 

Condoms

Condoms can prevent pregnancy as well as being the best way to reduce the risk of transmission of STIS. Condoms are a reliable method of contraception if used properly. They need to be worn from the start of all sexual activity. If using lubrication, it should be water based as oil based lubricant can split condoms.

Sex Wise - Family Planning Association 

Your Guide to Male & Female Condoms