Contraception Clinic

The clinic will be held every 6 weeks at the Health Centre on Treforest campus. ( in order to attend you must be registered with Ashgrove surgery). Dates for 2017 /18 are to be confirmed

The following types of contraception will be available at the Clinic

Contraceptive Implant (Implanon)– a small plastic tube inserted under the skin which releases the hormone progesterone. No need to worry about contraception as once in place it works for 3 years. It can be taken out at any time and fertility will return to normal after removal. Does NOT protect you from sexually transmitted infections:

Contraceptive injection – lasts for 12 weeks, cannot be removed from the body so any side effects may continue. Periods may stop all together or can become irregular. Does NOT protect you from sexually transmitted infections.

Contraceptive Pill – 2 types – need to see GP initially then subsequent repeat prescriptions can be ordered 6 monthly with the USW Nurse. The pill does NOT protect you from sexually transmitted infections.
Combined – 2 hormones often reduces bleeding, period pain and pre menstrual tension. NOT suitable for smokers over 35 or increased BMI’s. Some medication can make it less effective, such as antibiotics as does vomiting and diarrhoea.
Progesterone only – 1 hormone, suitable for smokers and women over 35.Periods may stop or become irregular, when stopped fertility usually returns to normal. Needs to be taken at the same time every day.

Condoms – These will protect you from most STI’s . The USW Health Service is part of the FREE C-Card Scheme Register at the H/C and get your condoms FREE. The Scheme is also available at Newport City Campus and in the Newport Student Village.

To discuss any of the above or make an appointment contact the H/C to speak with a Nurse.
Tel: 01443 482081

There are alternative forms of free contraception available from local Family planning clinics