Contraception in the time of Covid 19 (Coronavirus) by Doctor Amy • A podcast on Anchor

It might be trickier than usual to get hold of your usual contraception. This podcast tells you solutions whether you use a pill, implant, injection or coil. It is based on my interpretation of the FRSH guidance on this topic published on the 20th of March 2020.

Great progesterone pill leaflet here thanks to Philippa Antell: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1skZbChsD5L0RBiVJBPO1qNmFclEvCyXLiZ9lbtfbbg0/edit?usp=drivesdk

Enzyme inducing drugs list can be found here… https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/contraceptive-pill-interact-medicines/)

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Accessing our service during the COVID pandemic

We have implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. This system will be in place for the duration of the pandemic. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception during this pandemic here.

Self-requested STI testing by post is available for those aged under 25- more info

We are now running an under 18’s sit and wait clinic at Exeter, Torquay, and Barnstaple for more information click here

Despite any changes made to COVID risk measures outside of NHS premises our staff, patients and visitors will be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting our clinics, including wearing a face covering. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been requested to self-isolate please do not attend the clinic.

If you are struggling to access sexual health services, alternatives may be available:

  • Emergency Contraception - from a local pharmacy - more info
  • Contraceptive pills and LARC procedures - obtained from your GP
  • HIV PEPSE - available via A+E departments - more info
  • Condoms by post (for gay and bisexual men only) - more info