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Coronavirus / COVID-19

Most of our clinics are open by arrangement only (the exception is Wantage clinic which runs a drop-in session for under 18s). Please book a telephone consultation via email / phone.

Mask wearing and social distancing remain in place in all our sites. If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to a clinic. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Implants

The contraceptive implant is a method of contraception that lasts for 3 years. It contains the hormone progesterone.

It is fitted just under the skin, on the inside of your upper arm. Visit the Contraceptive Choices website: implant for more information.

Implant fitting

This is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure.

Contact us for a telephone consultation; you will then be given a clinic appointment if appropriate.

Implant replacement

There is very good evidence that implants last much longer than we used to think. National guidelines support the use of the Nexplanon implant for longer – for 4 years instead of 3.

Contact us for a telephone consultation if you need an implant replacement or if you have changes in your bleeding pattern, abnormal discharge or lower abdominal pain. You will then be given a clinic appointment if appropriate.

Please note: if you cannot feel the implant in your arm, it is important to discuss this with us or your GP as you may need further tests (like an ultrasound scan) and booking into a specific clinic.

Implant removal

Contact us for a telephone consultation; you will then be given a clinic appointment if appropriate.