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

In response to the emergence of COVID-19 we have implemented a telephone triage system for all of our clinics. Our central telephone number is 0300 303 3989.

We are currently experiencing high demand for our Sexual Health Services across Devon and Torbay with unprecedented demand in Exeter. Please note always review urgent cases the same day. If your need is urgent and you are struggling to reach us keep trying as our phone system will explain how to access same-day care with us.

We have updated information on the provision of routine contraception 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

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