Complex Contraception Clinic

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For patients with complex contraceptive needs, please refer by email with name, DoB, address and main problem


Complex Contraception Service
The Ivy Centre
St Leonards Hospital
Nuttall St
N1 5LZ  

Eligibility criteria


  • Contraception choice complicated by co-morbidity
  • Difficult IUC fitting where method is used for contraception
  • Difficult IUC removal (non-visible or avulsed threads)
  • Removal of implants that are not palpable/have no pop-up sign
  • Removal of implant where previous failed removal attempt
  • Removal of unusual implants (Jadelle or Norplant)

For patients who are using contraceptive methods for non-contraceptive reasons and have problems, please refer to the Ivy Community Gynaecology service via e-RS

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: