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Our Services

Fit or exchange my implant

Before you book an appointment, please follow the steps below:

Use the links below to read the implant information and watch the video. This will help you decide if the implant is the right method for you.

Information on the Implant

Fitting the contraceptive implant | NHS

If you are 55 or older you do not require contraception

Preparation checklist:

Before you book your appointment for your implant fit, please make sure that you can answer yes to the following statements:

  • I have read the information about the implant
  • I know that my bleeding pattern will change and that I may experience no periods, irregular bleeding or prolonged bleeding.
  • I have contacted the clinic if I am taking topiramate or medicine for epilepsy, .
  • I understand that the clinician will not fit/exchange the implant if they are concerned that I may be pregnant
  • I understand it is important to use contraception reliably prior to your implant fit
  • I understand that an implant may fail as contraception in less than 1 woman in every 1000 that have them fitted.
  • I understand that I may have significant bruising after the procedure and a small scar.
  • I understand that there is a small risk of infection after the procedure and will seek medical advice if the implant site becomes red, hot and swollen.
  • I understand that occasionally implants are difficult to remove and may need removal by a specialist practitioner with the help of an ultrasound scan.

Information for under 18s:

During the consultation you will be asked some additional questions regarding your social circumstances, for example which school you go to and who you are living with. All our consultations are confidential.  We will only share information about you if we think you or someone else is at risk. If information is shared, it is with services that can support you

Book a routine home sexual health screen:

If you have had a new sexual partner since your last sexual health screen then you could be at risk or having a sexually transmitted infection. You can order a free home testing kit by clicking here.

Booking your appointment:

Call YSH booking line on 01904 721111 to arrange an appointment for the insertion of the implant.

Please allow at least 30 minutes for the appointment.

YSH is a training service. This means there may sometimes be a qualified nurse or doctor in training working alongside the YSH practitioner at your appointment.

Booking your appointment:

Call YSH booking line on 01904 721111 to arrange an appointment for the removal of your implant

  • Please allow at least 45 minutes for the appointment.
  • Currently due to COVID-19 restrictions we ask that you attend your appointment alone, wear a mask and postpone if you develop any COVID-19 symptoms or are asked to self-isolate.

YSH is a training service. This means there may sometimes be a qualified nurse or doctor in training working alongside the YSH practitioner at your appointment.