CNWL

Sexual Health Services

Information about intrauterine contraception

This page 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.

We offer two types of IUC; the copper IUD (intrauterine device) or hormonal IUS (intrauterine system).

If you have an existing device and want a check-up or to have this removed, please book a routine appointment. Visit our homepage to find a service near you or if you got to this page by clicking a link on one of our clinic pages, just click 'back’.

 

 

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Booking your appointment

To book a fitting, please visit our homepage to find a service near you or if you got to this page by clicking a link on one of our clinic pages, just click 'back’.

You will need to book a general contraception appointment for a pre-fitting discussion if:

  • You have a learning disability
  • You require an interpreter
  • You are under 16 years of age
  • You have known complex medical or gynaecological problems. For example, fibroids
  • You have had difficult or failed IUC insertions in the past.

If for any reason you are unable to attend your appointment, please call us to cancel it so that the appointment can be given to someone else.