London, Monday, 1st February 2021
New interactive 'counsellor' gives users personalised advice at their fingertips.
More than 50 years after it became widely available in the UK, the pill remains by far the most popular form of prescribed contraceptive. But there are concerns that some people are choosing it, simply because they are unaware what other methods are available.
Keep reading to find out about our digital contraception counsellor and to find out more about our new contraception-only clinics.
The importance of being able to make an informed choice
When it comes to deciding on which contraception to use, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. Everything from age to weight to lifestyle can affect which method best suits your needs. The most suitable contraception method will also change over time and whether you are planning to have children soon, later, or never at all. So, with more methods than ever to choose from, it’s vital that everyone has the information they need at their fingertips, to be able to make an informed choice.
At MSI Reproductive Choices UK, we know that learning about contraception makes people better equipped to have healthier, safer and more enjoyable sex lives, so we have launched a personalised contraceptive counsellor, which provides information on the main contraceptives available and allows users to compare options and weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Personalised advice for everyone
Best of all, the Choice Contraceptive Counsellor is interactive, meaning it can provide personalised advice that is right for each person.
From barriers methods, to hormonal methods, to permanent methods there really is something for everybody. Just fill out a questionnaire about your lifestyle, preferences, needs and medical history, and you'll see a list of the most appropriate contraception options based on the World Health Organisation's contraception guidance and the UK’s medical eligibility criteria (UKMEC). And remember, if a certain method doesn’t fit your life or your body, it’s easy to find another one that will.
Try our contraception counsellor!
Try for yourself here, you might find the results surprising.
Contraception Counselling at MSI UK
We recently launched contraception-only clinics in:
- Central London (for Camden and Islington patients)
- South London (for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham patients)
- Hemel Hempstead
If you live or are registered with a GP in these areas, contact us on our dedicated phoneline 0345 300 2350 for your contraception counselling appointment. The line is available Monday to Friday, 8AM to 4PM.
Aside from these three clinics, MSI UK can only offer you contraception counselling as part of your abortion treatment. If you would like to access contraception counselling but are not having abortion treatment with MSI UK, ask your GP or local sexual health clinic about services in your area.