There are a wide variety of contraceptive methods available – not just condoms or ‘the pill’. Choosing the right method which suits you and fits in with your lifestyle is important. All the doctors and nurses at the University Medical Centre are trained in contraception. We are here to offer you advice and info to help you decide what method to choose and we offer a full range of contraceptive services, including emergency contraception which Students of the UoK can also obtain it from The University Nursing Service in Room EG3 in Keynes College
Please Note: Condoms are not available on prescription but can be obtained FREE from the Student Union. If you are 19 and under condoms can be obtained free at the University Medical Centre or University Nursing Services on the production of a C Card.
Where contraception fails we believe that women should have the opportunity to choose the outcome of their pregnancy.
Sit & Wait Pill Clinic (Contraceptive Pill Only)
Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 13:00 (Term Time Only)
The clinic is only for patients who are:
- Taking the contraceptive pill already
- Have no problems with the contraceptive pill they are taking
- Have had a prescription for The Pill from The Medical Centre before
- Would like a repeat prescription for the same pill
You will need to book an separate appointments if you wish to discuss any other issue.
Fitting of Contraceptive Implants
We can fit or renew contraceptive implants at the University Medical Centre. You need to make a routine appointment with Dr. A. Bowhay or Nurses Fiona or Louise who are specially trained to advise & fit/remove the contraceptive implant. This initial appointment is to discuss with you the suitability of having an implant fitted or replaced and to explain what the procedure involves. The Doctor or Nurse will then make a second appointment for you to have the procedure carried out. During university term time we run a twice weekly Implant Clinic. During vacation periods implant fittings are done by Dr. Bowhay, Louise or Fiona during our usual surgery opening times.
Detailed information and leaflets on individual methods of contraception can be obtained from the Medical Centre. For online info on individual methods of contraception, their advantages and disadvantages click the links below:-
- The Combined Pill (COCP)
- The Progesterone-only Pill (POCP) or Mini Pill
- Condoms (Male)
- Condoms (Female)
- Contraceptive Injection
- Contraceptive Implant
- The Coil (IUCD)
- The IUS
- Emergency Contraception