Family planning clinics offer free, confidential advice and information on contraception and sexual health. You can get details of your nearest family planning clinic from your phone book, doctor, hospital or health authority.
Family planning clinics can be used by women, men and young people (including those under 16 years of age). Most health authorities will also have services especially for young people. You can refer yourself, or be referred by your doctor, or another health worker. You may need to book an appointment to see the doctor. Many clinics also run walk-in clinics.
Clinics provide a range of services. Many will provide:
advice about contraception,
the combined oral contraceptive pill,
the progestogen-only pill,
limited supplies of free condoms,
free emergency contraception,
advice about sexually transmitted diseases,
unplanned pregnancy advice,
free pregnancy tests,
pre-conception advice and fertility awareness information, and
fitting and checking of caps, diaphragms and coils (intrauterine devices or IUDs).
Some may offer specialist services, including:
incest, rape, and sexual abuse
counseling and referral,
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