Posted on: 22 September 2023
World Contraception Day (WCD) takes place on 26 September every year. The day's mission is to improve awareness of all contraceptive methods available and help young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.
CNWL's Sexual Health Services in London and Surrey offer the pill online.
- New or repeat progestogen only pill
- Repeat combined pill
In Surrey they also offer the patch and ring online too.
For other contraception services such as an implant or coil fitting, an appointment is still needed.
How to order the pill online
To request the pill (oral contraception tablets) please complete this online form and a clinician will review your form before sending out a free prescription. You then take the prescription to your nearest pharmacy to collect the contraception.
To discuss your contraception choices please book an appointment. Appointments are released up to two to three weeks in advance but get booked up quickly; check back to book. Visit our website to see the options and book an appointment on this web page.
This page (opens link) provides you with the information you need to prepare for a subdermal implant. A subdermal implant is a long acting reversible method of contraception (LARC), this means that once fitted it is licensed to be used for three years.
This page (opens link) will provide you with the information you need to prepare for a fitting of intrauterine contraception (IUC). IUC is a long acting reversible method of contraception.
You can use emergency contraception if you've had unprotected sex (sex without using contraception) or if you think your contraceptive method may have failed (such as a condom breaking). Emergency contraception can be used up to 3 days (72 hours) and some methods up to 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex.
The sooner you get emergency contraception the more effective it is.
There are two types of emergency contraception available:
- Emergency contraceptive pill (sometimes called the 'morning after pill')
- Intrauterine device (IUD, sometimes referred to as 'the coil') is fitted by a specially trained nurse or doctor within five days of unprotected sex
Where can I get emergency contraception?
You can walk in to most of our clinics for emergency contraception - see our website for opening times and the locations that offer this here
In Barnet, people under 25 can access two things for free:
- Emergency contraception at pharmacies (morning after pill) and
- Emergency long acting contraception (such as the coil) at specified GP practices.
Find out more about the service on our web page.
Resources for more information
- Sexwise: contraception
- Contraception choices
- Intrauterine contraception video
- Intrauterine contraception: advice after fitting
- Implant (Nexplanon) video
- Implant (Nexplanon): advice after fitting
- Sayana Press
- Quick-starting advice
- Forgot Your Pill? Use Our Missed Pill Calculator | The Lowdown
- Community Languages - Contraception Leaflet