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 or visit the Sexwise website.
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
A list of Pharmacies who supply Emergency Contraception:
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.
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 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
If you need emergency contraception, it is available from most pharmacies, GP Practices and the Sexual Health Clinic.
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.