Contraception and Sexual Health
If you are currently taking a contraceptive pill then an annual review is required.
We provide a wide range of contraceptive services, including pills, implants and other long-acting reversible methods of contraception. Please arrange for a telephone consultation with your doctor to discuss your needs.
What are my contraceptive options?
Contraception can help to prevent pregnancy and some sexually transmitted infections (STIs). There are lots of types of contraception to choose from depending on the type of person you are, your lifestyle and the type of sex you are having.
Coil Fit or Re-Fit
This is a specialist appointment and you will need to book a face to face consultation with one of our GPs who provide this service. Please contact the reception on 01395 441212 to book a consultation.
Emergency contraception (sometimes call "the morning after pill" is designed to prevent pregnancy when your normal methods of birth control have failed. For example; if you forget to take the pill, or if a condom splits, or if for some reason you weren’t able to use any type of contraception.
Emergency contraception is available free from GPs and also from some pharmacies if you are 13-24. You can find your nearest pharmacy or GP here.
Termination of Pregnancy
Patients can self-refer to Marie Stopes services without the need for a GP appointment. The confidential telephone line – One Call 0345 300 8090 – is fully operational, day or night, 7 days a week. They aim to provide initial consultations within 48 hours and have capacity to provide treatment in clinics in Devon and Bristol.
Their Exeter clinic is located at St Leonards Practice, Athelstan Road, Exeter, EX1 1SB – available every Tuesday and Wednesday 08:00 – 16:00.
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Screening
The surgery provides testing and free treatment for STIs, such as Chlamydia. Chlamydia is the most common bacterial STI in the UK, around two thirds of women and half of all men with chlamydia won’t have any obvious symptoms.
If you are aged 25 and under you can register for a free of charge home test through the National Chlamydia Screening Programme. If you test positive you will need to be seen at the surgery or a sexual health clinic.
If you are over 25 you need to pop into the surgery or a sexual health clinic for testing, the tests are still free of charge.
Exmouth Sexual Health Clinic
For expertise in Sexual Health in Exmouth, you can contact Exmouth sexual health clinic, found in the Dewdney Unit, Exmouth Hospital, Claremont Grove, Exmouth, EX8 2JN
Telephone 01392 284982 or 01392 284983
Opening times: Thursday 4-7pm, Friday 1.30-4.30pm
Appointments and drop in times vary, please call in advance.
Devon Sexual Health
Devon Sexual Health has online information on contraception; HIV care; free testing kits and STIs.