Where can I get contraception?
Contraception

Where can I get contraception?

Your contraception guide

Free contraception is available from:

  • Contraception, sexual health, and GUM (genitourinary medicine);
  • GP (General practice) offices;
  • Youth services;
  • Pharmacies.

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Contraception services are free and confidential for under-16-year-olds.

If you’re under 16 and want contraception, the doctor, nurse, or pharmacist won’t tell your parents or caregiver if they feel you understand the facts and your options.

When treating minors, doctors and nurses follow tight restrictions. They’ll suggest alerting your parents, but won’t force you.

If you’re at danger of damage, such as abuse, a professional may warn someone. They’d discuss the danger with you first if it’s substantial.

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