Our team of experienced clinicians are here to support you with making decisions around the best method of contraception for you. It is important that you use a method of contraception if you do not wish to become pregnant. If you want to learn more about contraception, please talk with a member of the team.

There are many types of contraception available, and none are perfect. The Contraception Choices website provides honest information to help weigh up the pros and cons. Please find more information at their website here: Contraception Choices

We have partnered with local GP practices to provide contraceptive services across Doncaster. Your GP will be able to start, change or continue you on some of the more common types of contraceptive methods including various types of pill and injectable contraception. Many will be able to provide coils and implants within the practice.

The Advisory Group of Contraception (AGC) – an expert coalition of leading clinicians, commissioners and advocacy groups, of which SexualHealthService4Doncaster is a member – has recently launched a national survey on access to contraception for marginalised groups.

Between 2015/16 and 2020/21, there was a stark 42% real terms reduction in contraceptive spend across England,[i] leading to significant difficulties in access contraception as well as unprecedented levels of demand for abortion services. [ii] In the Government’s own public call for evidence, just 40% of women reported being able to conveniently access the services they need in terms of location, with only 24% reporting convenient timing of access, especially in relation to contraception. 

It is long-established that while damaging to all women, nowhere is the impact of cuts and reduced provision starker than among vulnerable groups. And yet, to date, there is little research at a granular level into what barriers exist to those in marginalised groups, when it comes to accessing contraception.

Therefore, the Advisory Group on Contraception – in collaboration with the English HIV and Sexual Health Commissioners Group – is launching this survey to further understand the experiences of women in these groups and support work to shine a light on the fundamental access barriers to contraceptive provision with policy makers. The survey is open to all women in the hope that the findings may provide impactful insights into the depth of inequalities in women’s reproductive health.

AGC secretariat, October 2023

[i] Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Local authority revenue expenditure and financing: outturn data, 2015/16 to 2020/21

[ii] BMJ, Demand for abortions surges as contraception services shrink and cost of living rises, 2023

FSRH CEU Statement: Mirena® 52mg LNG-IUD: extension of licence
for contraception to 8 years
10th January 2024

The Mirena® 52mg LNG-IUD has now been licensed for 8 years for contraception. The United Kingdom Medicines Health Regulatory Authority (MHRA) has approved an extension to the Mirena licence from 5 years to 8 years for contraception. This does not include when being used for the management of heavy menstrual bleeding or for endometrial protection as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

A list of Pharmacies who supply Emergency Contraception:

A list of GPs who can provide Fit and Forget Contraception including Implants and Coils can be found here:

If your GP is unable to fit a coil or implant they may refer you to another local GP practice or to our clinic in central Doncaster.

You may also self-refer to our clinic team for coils and implants by calling reception on: 01302 272165 or 0800 246 5390 but please try your GP first.

Please note: Sexual Health Services 4 Doncaster are not commissioned to offer appointments to people who require a coil fit for non-contraceptive reasons. For example, if you need a coil fitting for heavy periods or HRT and you or your partner has had a sterilization/ vasectomy procedure in the past, we will be unable to provide this. Please contact your GP to arrange the fitting elsewhere.

Emergency contraceptive

Emergency contraception is commonly referred to as “The morning after pill” or “EHC.” If you have had sex without using contraception, or think your contraception might have failed, you can use emergency contraception. You should access emergency contraception as soon as possible

Call the service on 0800 246 5390 for emergency contraception

If you need emergency contraception, it is available from most pharmacies, GP Practices and the Sexual Health Clinic.

We have partnered with these Community Pharmacies to provide Emergency Contraception free of charge:
  • Weldricks Pharmacy, 14 High Street,DN6 8DP – 01302 369121
  • Chestnut Avenue, Carcroft, DN6 8AG
  • Pharmacy M, Adwick Road, Mexborough, S64 0DB – 01709 252669
  • Sharps Pharmacy, DN5 0AP
  • McGill Pharmacy, Dunsville, DN7 4BX

Other Community Pharmacies will be able to provide EHC, but there will be a cost for the prescription.

EHC can be taken 72 hours (Levonelle) or 120 hours (ellaOne) after unprotected sex. If you have exceed this time period, please contact the clinic to discuss other options.

Emergency contraception should not be used as a regular method of contraception.