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Family Planning

Contraception Advice
Our doctors can discuss a wide range of contraceptive options which are available to women and men. These include contraceptive pills, injections, implants (see Implanon), intra-uterine devices (see Mirena coil),other devices (Evra Patch), and permanent procedures such as vasectomy and female sterilization).

The Doctor can go through each option and give advice on which may be the most suitable option.

Mirena Coil Insertion
This is an intra-uterine system containing a low dose of hormone which is gradually released over a period of five years. After this it needs to be removed or replaced.

We offer this service here at the surgery. You should make an inital appointment to discuss this procedure with the doctor, who will explain the device in detail. She may need to take swabs and/or a smear also at this time. You then make an appointment to come back for the actual fitting of the coil. This procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, so you need to make the reception staff aware of this when you are making your appointment.

The procedure costs €250, and this covers the two appointments outlined above and also a third one , 6 weeks later when you can come back for a review.

Implanon Insertion
This is a small plastic device containing a low dose of hormone which is released slowly over three years. It is inserted into the upper arm and should be removed or replaced after three years. Again this procedure can take 30 minutes so please advise reception staff of this when making your appointment.

Emergency Contraception
All our doctors can offer advice regarding the need and the options for emergency contraception. The "morning after pill" can in fact be taken up to three days after unprotected intercourse.

Vasectomy Advice
Vasectomy is a permanent procedure performed under anaesthetic, we can advise you regarding this procedure and refer you for it.

Crisis Pregnancy Options
Our doctors can help and advise regarding options in the case of crisis pregnancy.

Fertility Care
If you have any concerns regarding a delay getting pregnant, our doctors can discuss and advise you. We can also carry out preliminary investigations, and subsequently refer you on to a consultant if required.