Fitting of intrauterine contraception
RCH Sexual Health Services fit both intrauterine system (IUS) and intrauterine devices (IUD) for contraception. Please note we do not fit IUS for non-contraceptive reasons (eg heavy menstrual bleeding).
Patients will be assessed initially at a telephone or clinic consultation to take a medical history, check pregnancy risk, arrange bridging contraception if required and offer sexual health screening with the fitting at a second visit. If you wish to refer directly for fitting please write including:
- Medical details
- Current contraception
- Results of recent chlamydia screen
The IUD may be fitted within 5 days of unprotected sex as emergency contraception (or within 5 days of the earliest predicted date of ovulation). Please ring 01872 255044 for emergency iud to arrange the earliest possible assessment.
FSRH CEU Clinical Guidance: Emergency Contraception. March 2017
FSRH CEU Guidance: Intrauterine Contraception. April 2015