Contraception is free to all people in the UK. With more than a dozen methods to choose from, we can help you find one that suits you best.

Remember that barrier methods such as condoms are the only form of contraception that protect against STIs as well as pregnancy. Both you and your partner should be tested for STIs before you have sex without a condom.

These pages will guide you through the different contraceptive methods that are available at SHiP.

We also offer emergency contraception and abortion services.

Most routine contraception, including emergency contraception, is provided by GPs and some enhanced GP services also fit IUS/IUD (coils) and contraceptive implants.

Free emergency contraception is available to women aged 13-24 years from enhanced service pharmacies across the city.