Contraception and Family Planning

The Contraceptive Injection.

The contraceptive injection (Depo-Provera and Sayana Press) releases the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy.

Both injections last for 13 weeks, Sayana Press in the newer type of injection.

Eastwood Primary Care Centre prescribe the Sayana Press injection. The Practice Nurse team will give instructions and training to patients at the surgery, so patients can self-administer the injection at home.

The Sayana Press link below shows a video demonstrating how to use the injection. There is also frequently asked questions and tips but, if you have any questions or concerns please contact the surgery and request a telephone call from the Practice Nurse.

Coils and Implants.

Clinics for coils and contraceptive implants are held at the surgery by Dr Sarah Hamer and Dr Sophie Walker. If you are interested in this please contact the surgery to discuss this further to see if it is suitable for you.