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Important information (covid-19)

If your implant or coil is due to expire, or has expired, please note the guidance has changed.
26 March 2020

IMPLANT

Recent guidance advises that the implant replacement can be delayed for up to a year after expiry to avoid unnecessary risk of coronavirus transmission due to contact with healthcare professional. The risk of pregnancy is likely to be very low during the year of extended use but you may choose to use condoms. Please contact us or your GP when you reach 4 years.

MIRENA- IUS

Recent guidance advises that a Mirena IUS replacement can be delayed for up to a year after expiry to avoid unnecessary risk of coronavirus transmission due to contact with healthcare professional. The risk of pregnancy is likely to be very low during the year of extended use but you may choose to use condoms. Please contact us or your GP when you reach 6 years. If you are on HRT please contact your GP.

COPPER-IUD

Recent guidance advises that a 5 year copper IUD replacement can be delayed for up to 1 year after expiry to avoid unnecessary risk of coronavirus transmission due to contact with healthcare professional. As the evidence is limited you may wish to use condoms until the pandemic is finished and contact us again.

Recent guidance advises that a 10 year copper IUD replacement can be delayed for up to 2 years after expiry to avoid unnecessary risk of coronavirus transmission due to contact with healthcare professional. As the evidence is limited you may wish to use condoms until the pandemic is finished and contact us again.