Contraception

Contraception

Contraception

At Twenty-five Harley street, our gynaecologists have a wealth of knowledge about all forms or contraception. Book in for a consultation, and you can rest assured you will be receiving the highest quality advice and the right contraception for your needs and wellbeing.

Forms of contraception offered at Twenty-five Harley Street

  • Coil fitting
  • Contraceptive pill
  • Contraceptive implant
  • Advice on other forms of contraception

Coil fitting

We offer both the copper IUD (intrauterine devices) and the Mirena IUS (intrauterine system) – the birth control method most preferred by female gynaecologists for themselves. If you opt for either of these forms of contraception, our expert gynaecologists will be able fit the coil with minimal discomfort, allowing you to know your family planning needs are sorted for the next five years.

Contraceptive pill

Finding the right kind of pill can be tricky. If you are concerned about which pill is right for you, a consultation with one of our gynaecologists can provide expert advice and the highest level of knowledge.

  • This might include the combination pill (99% effective when used properly). This pill can also regulate periods; certain brands can also help skin problems. Your gynaecologist will advise on the best form
  • The mini pill, this progestin-only pill is oestrogen-free. This can make it a safer option for those with health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, and anyone who might be prone to blood clots. If you smoke you would be advised to choose this pill
  • Extended-cycle pill. Not usually prescribed on the NHS, this pill has the advantage of stopping periods, which could be useful for women who suffer from heavy bleeding

Contraceptive implant

Our medical gynaecologist Dr Christilla Nevi is skilled at fitting the contraceptive implant, which can be used for up to three years before it requires replacing. Formerly known as Implanon, we use the new generation of contraceptive implants known as Nexplanon. The implant is a thin, flexible tube about 4cm long and 2mm thick, and fits under your skin on the inside of your upper arm.

No stitches are required, but a local anaesthetic injection minimises discomfort. The contraceptive implant can be removed by a doctor at any time you wish.

Other forms of contraception

Our gynaecologists are happy to advise on all other forms of birth control and family planning, along with their pros and cons to find the right method for you. They will offer a full examination and any necessary hormonal checks to ensure you are fully informed and can make the best decisions for your health and lifestyle.

  • The Male Condom
  • The Female Condom
  • The Diaphragm
  • The Cervical Cap
  • The Vaginal Ring
  • Sterilisation
  • The Morning After Pill
  • The Patch
  • The Rhythm Method
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25 Harley Street's Consultant Gynaecologists

 

 

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Mr Francis Gardner

Mr Gardner is Clinical Director for Gynaecology at the Queen Alexandra Hospital. A specialist in endometrial cancer screening and colposcopy. >Read more

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Mr Pandelis Athanasias

A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist based in London. Within the NHS he practises at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. Mr Athanasias has developed special skills in minimally invasive surgery.

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Miss Tania Adib

Miss Tania Adib is a Consultant Gynaecologist at Queen’s Hospital, where she is the Lead Clinician for Colposcopy, and Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. >Read more

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Dr Christilla Nevi

Dr Christilla Nevi qualified in Paris as a specialist medical gynaecologist. She has worked as a specialist for ten years. >Read more

CONTACT

You can phone to discuss a consultation on 020 3883 9525, or email [email protected]