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An implant is a small bendy tube which is placed just under the skin in your upper arm. It releases a progestogen hormone for up to three years. The main way the implant works is to stop your ovaries releasing an egg (ovulation), thickening of the cervical mucus to prevent sperm reaching an egg and thinning of the lining of the womb to prevent a fertilised egg implanting.
Only a specially trained doctor or nurse can give you an implant. If your GP does not offer this method of contraception you can come to a Sandyford clinic.
If you are thinking about getting an implant the doctor or nurse will consider your medical history to make sure you can have an implant. They should also tell you about any possible side effects before you have an implant. Ask the doctor or nurse any questions you have.
The following section contains the clinical protocols that are
followed within Sandyford services. In cases/conditions where a
West of Scotland Managed Clinical Network (MCN) protocol exists,
the Sandyford protocol follows this guidance....
Erections happen when a man is sexually aroused. Erectile dysfunction is the term doctors use for problems with erections
Chlamydia (technically known as Chlamydia trachomatis) is the
most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK (1
in 10 people aged between 16 and
It is infectious and can be passed on to sexual partners.
Gonorrhoea is a bacterial sexually transmitted infection.
It is infectious and likely to be
passed on to sexual partners through unprotected sexual
It does not always cause symptoms especially in women - but
if symptoms are present,...
A doctor will define infertility as the inability of a
heterosexual couple to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months of
It is estimated that 10% to 20% of couples will be unable to
conceive after 1 year of attempting...
It is possible for men to remain fertile throughout their lives, well into their old age. Men's sperm is contained in the semen. Sperm are made in the testicles
The endometrium is the inner lining of the womb in which an
embryo (fertilised egg) is implanted and grows. When no egg is
fertilised, the lining breaks down and is discharged as a
Endometriosis is a condition in which patches of endometrium
For children and young people
There are lots of good sources of information for children and
teenagers. You can check these out yourself, do it with your child,
or help your child access them for themselves.
To start with you can check out...
The contraceptive injection contains a progestogen hormone. This
is injected into a muscle and is released very slowly into your
body. It will protect you from pregnancy for 12 weeks. The main way
the injection works is to stop your ovaries...
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is also known as the Stein-Leventhal
syndrome. It is a condition where numerous small cysts (each less
than 1cm) occur in the ovaries
About 25% of British women have polycystic ovaries. However,
only a small number...
An IUD used to be called 'coil'. It is a small plastic and
copper device that is put into the womb. It has one or two thin
threads on the end, which hang through the entrance of the womb
(cervix) into the top of your vagina.
An IUD is a small plastic and copper device put into your womb
by a specially trained doctor or a nurse. It can be fitted up to
five days (120 hours) after you
have had unprotected sex. This must be left in place till after
your next period....
The IUS is a small plastic device, shaped like a 'T, that is put
into the womb. It slowly releases a progestogen hormone. The IUS in
the UK is called Mirena. It works for up to five years and should
to be fitted by a trained doctor or nurse.