FAMILY PLANNING contraception advice youth
Contraceptive Advice is available from all the doctors. There are a number of methods of family planning to suit all women. We would be especially sensitive to the needs of young people, particularly confidentiality. Emergency contraception “morning after pill” is best taken as soon as possible after having unprotected sex, In this practice, everybody can be seen the same morning, but if you are at work and cannot get here, please call to speak to a doctor on the telephone, or for 13-25y olds try certain chemists
THE PILL HAS HAS TOO HIGH A FAILURE RATE TO BE A SENSIBLE CHOICE FOR WOMEN NOT PLANNING ANOTHER CHILD IN THEN NEXT YEAR.
If you are taking the oral contraceptive pill, please remember to ensure you have your blood pressure checked by nurse every six months or ask a participating chemist to check it and let us know the result on your request slip.
If you work, do visit one of the local FamilyPlanning/Sexual Health Clinics listed below
They will also be able to fit coils which we cannot currently do for you, and run a HRT and Well Woman service. Menstrual Reminders!
All the doctors find it very hard to deal with the situation where a woman falls pregnant, despite sensible contraception. We find it even harder when the woman has not taken up the offer of Long Acting Contraception, such as coils, implants, depo.
We are a Christian practice and Abortion is against our principles.
We will however support the difficult decision of the individual woman who bears the responsibility of her choice, because an unwanted pregnancy may mean an unwanted child.
Any women in such trouble should come and see their own GP as soon as possible (Dr Cockbain's patients should see another GP here) for a balanced discussion on what their options are.
Self referral 0345 872 5503
A useful site is MarieStopes to get information on Early Medical Abortion, . BPAS.
Private companies will be advertising for your abortion. Advertising works! Look at what you're wearing. You have a choice, but that choice starts with using sensible effective contraception.
Hopefully planned, and with a partner who is supportive & will help you with the difficult job of bringing up the child in a loving environment with a good education to help the child get on well in society/work.
You should be taking pregnancy vitamins from before you got pregnant, vitamin D / folic acid from chemist. You should have discussed any repeat medicines with your GP. You should have given up alcohol, and be wary of soft cheeses/pates.
As soon as you find out you are pregnant, please think about which hospital you wish to book at and refer yourself on line to get the quickest appointment possible (to enable screening for problems).
choice antenatal care
Most of our patients choose StHelier because of convenience, and that fact that postnatally, it will be local midwives who will come and visit you (whom you will have gotten to know antenatally).
Please please don't forget your Flu Jab soon & WhoopingCough jab at around 5months, because pregnant women are at high risk of Sepsis! serious infections!
If you are experiencing, or know someone that is a victim of domestic abuse, call 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
SEXUAL HEALTH/FAMILY PLANNING CLINICS
020 8544 6140. The Genitourology (GU) clinic at St Helier Hospital can be contacted 020 8296 2543/2505 or SWISH information
Monday (walk in) 9am-11:15am; (appointment only) 2pm-4pm
Tuesday (walk in) 9am-11:15am; (appointment only) 4pm-6pm
Wednesday (walk in) 9am-11:15am; (under 19's walk in) 3pm-5:30pm
Thursday (walk in) 9am-11:15am; (appointment only) 2pm-4pm
Friday (walk in) 9am-11:15am
Green Wrythe Lane - 020 8544 2016 walk in, but need to book appt for Doctor
Monday-Thursday (walk in) 1pm-7:30pm
Friday (walk in) 9am-4:30pm
Saturday (walk in) 10-12
Jubilee Health Centre - 020 3458 5161
Tuesday (appointment only) 9:30am-4:30pm
St Georges Hospital click here and for information about the services offered, click here
Croydon University Hospital (previously Mayday) click here
Chlamydia Screening our nurses offer this free service. We are a screening centre. Make an appointment and you'll simply be asked to produce a sample of urine, which we post off for you. FAQs more...
An increasing number of ladies in their 40's are suffering in silence with urinary incontinence, especially after child birth and weight increase. Please come and see GP for examination. Exercises with Aquaflex cones can prevent as well as treat the common condition.
For more information about coping with the menopause, click here here
These should be done every 3yrs from age 25y.
if sexual activity started early, do discuss with doctor if you wish to have a smear before 25yrs age. For more information, click here
Please book appointment with nurse. If you prefer, you can book with family planning clinics, see above.
If all smears have been normal, there is no need to have further smears beyond age 60yrs age.
FERTILITY how do I know if I have a problem?
Take this fertility test, that will give you advice on what to do next