What to expect during a consultation
Talking through your contraception choices with an expert can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. So you’ve made the first step towards safer sex by deciding to talk about contraception methods you can choose from, but how do you decide where’s the best place to go for advice? And what are they going to ask you?
Get clued up – know what to expect
How can my family GP help?
If you want to talk through your options with a familiar face, you can book an appointment with your family GP or nurse and they will run through all the contraception choices with you. They’ll help you find the right method to suit your body and lifestyle.
What can a Family Planning Clinic offer me?
If you’d rather not head to your family doctor, you can visit your local Family Planning Clinic. They are able to take you through the different options and recommend the best method to suit your lifestyle. They offer walk in clinics, which means you don’t even have to book an appointment!
I’m under 25, where can I get the best advice?
If you’re under 25 and want free, personal advice, you can talk openly and confidentially about which method of contraception is best for you at one of Brook’s clinics nationwide.
Can I ask a pharmacist?
A member of staff at your local chemist may be able to offer you advice on contraception and they can also issue emergency contraception. If you want to talk through your options in detail, it might be better to visit your local Family Planning Clinic or family GP so that you can take the time to discuss the choices.
Remember contraception is free for most people in the UK, whatever method you choose, so you don’t need to worry about paying for your prescription or procedure.