Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods (LARC) »

… your arm can stay in for 3 years. The insertion of the implant involves a small amount of local anaesthetic in your arm but there are no stitches and you do not require to be put to sleep. The area on the arm is bandaged for 48 hours to reduce swelling. If you think you would like an implant inserted, you would be counselled fully about the benefits and side effects before it is inserted.

The Mirena Contraceptive Device (IUS)

The Mirena is an intra uterine system. This means it is like …

Unplanned Pregnancy »

… from 7- under 14 weeks of pregnancy

This is a surgical procedure carried out under General Anaesthetic.

You will be given a date to come into hospital, and given details of when to stop eating and drinking prior to having the anaesthetic

You should be well enough to go home about 2-3 hours after the procedure

You must have someone to take you home after the procedure.

Abortion and the Law

In Great Britain (Scotland, England and Wales) the law (Abortion Act 1967, as …

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) »

… assessing your condition and this is a surgical procedure known as a laparoscopy.

Under general anaesthetic a fine telescope (called a laparoscope) is passed through a tiny incision below the belly button so the pelvic organs can be seen. Following this procedure the doctor will be able to decide on how best to proceed with your treatment.

Safer Sex

Safer sex means protecting you and your partner from sexually transmitted infections. These are infections passed from one person to …

Premature Ejaculation »

… you are trying to do is learn when that point is near and to postpone it to suit your needs.

Anaesthetic cream

The use of an anaesthetic cream or gel before sexual activity might also be considered to reduce the sensitivity of your penis, but bear in mind that too much might numb the penis and prevent ejaculation completely. You would need to discuss this treatment with your doctor so that they can prescribe it.

Other options: 

Antidepressant medication – One of the side …

Female Genital Mutilation »

… external genitalia. It is a particularly brutal and damaging practice often undertaken without anaesthetic, using primitive and unhygienic equipment. It may be carried out by other female family members or a traditional “circumciser” in the community. Afterwards, the vagina is stitched up, leaving a very small opening to allow passage of urine and menstrual discharge. It scars over and is left closed until marriage, at which time it is cut open to allow penetrative sex. This …