Contraception

22 January Update

Contraceptive choices have never been greater for women and men. There are more than a dozen options available in Ireland. Options include the pill, contraceptive patches, vaginal rings, diaphragms and condoms, as well as long-term methods like implants, injectables or the coil.

You can find in-depth information on every type of contraception in our factsheets. An IFPA doctor can take you through all options to help you find the best contraceptive method for you.

Cost

A consultation for contraceptive advice costs €60. For students, the cost is €45.

The cost of contraception varies depending on the method. For a full pricelist of all our contraceptive services, click here.

Coronavirus/COVID-19

Owing to the recent and rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, we have introduced some new measures to protect you during your care.

Some consultations will be postponed, and others will now take place by telephone. For certain services, you may still need to attend for appointments. If you need to attend an appointment, we assure you that our staff adhere to the highest standards of hygiene to keep you safe during your visit.

If you have symptoms of coronavirus/COVID-19, are awaiting a test result, or are a close contact of a confirmed or suspected case, you should not attend the clinic. Please contact us and we can discuss how best to provide you with the care you need.

Click here for more information or contact our clinics for further advice.

Sexual health during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic

If you are sexually active at present, it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk of getting coronavirus and protect yourself from STIs and unintended pregnancy.

Key Tips

  • Only be sexually active with a partner living in your household.
  • If you decide to be sexually active with someone living outside of your household, limit it to as few partners as possible, preferably one regular partner.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after sexual activity.
  • Consider masturbation or remote sexual activity as alternatives to physical sexual activity with partners.

See here for HSE advice on sex and coronavirus/COVID-19.

 

An IFPA doctor can take you through all options to help you find the best contraceptive method for you.

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