FAMILY PLANNING contraception
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 the accident: 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 Barai Chemist, free.
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 Family Planning Clinics 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 LongActingContraception, such as coils, implants, depo. We find it hardest when a few younger woman fall into the same trouble twice or three times.
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.
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.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 0808 2000 247 AID victim support=8685 1637
HelpLine 8407 3636 There is also a confidential genito-urinary (G.U.) walk-in clinic based at St.Heliers (self-referral) which deals with genital and pelvic infections and screens for sexually transmitted diseases.
8296 2543. 8296 2505 book appt or Walk-in (Mon-Friday) 9-11.15am
(can arrive & queue at 8.15am)
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.
Hot flushes can helped slightly by:
Black cohosh 20mg twice a day
Vitamin E (200units/day)
none of which are on prescription. Or see doctor for a short-term trial of HRT (which has a small risk of causing Breast Cancer).
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. smear . 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.
PRE-MENSTRUAL TENSION PMT
FERTILITY how do I know if I have a problem?
the science Menstrual Chart By carefully charting your periods, and noting other symtoms that might be associated with your cycle, your GP can get a better idea of how to diagnose and help you.