There is information about all aspects of contraception, including help to choose what method might suit you best, on the FPA (Family Planning Association) website.
IUD / IUS
Dr Meriel Raine, one of the partners at the Surgery, has produced these short video clips about how the contraceptive ‘coil’ (IUD / IUS) is fitted and removed.
IUD means Intrauterine Device and IUS means Intrauterine System. They are both forms of long-acting reversible contraception, which are very effective because whilst they are being used you do not have to remember or take or use contraception.
Fitting Service for IUD/IUS
Risks of Fitting IUD / IUS
Comparison of IUD / IUS
Removing a coil (IUS, IUD)
Removing a coil (IUS, IUD) is a straightforward procedure which does not require any preparation beforehand. Please book through reception.
Please be aware that YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE INTERCOURSE FOR ONE WEEK PRIOR TO REMOVAL as you would then be at risk of pregnancy.