Please read the information on this page carefully: it's important you understand both the benefits and risks.
Or watch this video from our friends at NHS Lothian, which goes through the different types of intrauterine contraception, the benefits, and how and when to get it fitted.
Your appointment has been made for an appropriate time in your menstrual cycle. If your period has not started at the time of your appointment, call us to arrange an alternative date. If you're using a method which stops periods you will have been given advice about timing.
It is really important that you continue to use a reliable method of contraception until your appointment.
We will send a text reminder about your appointment asking you to confirm your attendance.
We will follow this with other attempts to reach you (call, text, email), but if you have not confirmed your attendance or re-arranged your time 24 hours prior to the clinic we will give your appointment to another woman.
Before the procedure starts, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form.
Only sign the consent form when you’re happy to proceed.
Your clinician will also sign the same consent form to say they’ve explained the following to you:
Your clinician will talk to you about what the procedure involves and they will direct you to information about the procedure.
They will discuss the benefits and risks of appropriate alternative methods of contraception.
Finally, your clinician will answer any questions you have.