Contraception and Sexual Health

Fernbank Medical Practice currently offers free condoms to registered patients. We also provide oral contraception, including emergency contraception, after consultation with a doctor. We do not currently run a sexual health and/or family planning clinic at Fernbank, but we are hoping to be able to commence providing such a service before the end of 2017. Please check the website and information in the Practice for updates on this.

Further information on sexual health services that may be available to you outside of your GP clinic can be found on the Umbrella Health website, or on the FPA UK website.

Sexual Health Resources

If you are aged 16 and over and live in either Birmingham or Solihull, and are worried that you may have a sexually transmitted infection (STI), you can order a test kit free of charge. Please note that the results of these tests are not transmitted to your GP, so it can either remain confidential, or you can inform your GP if you would like them to be aware.

You can also access the following leaflets for information about some common STIs:





Genital herpes

Genital Warts

Thrush & Bacterial Vaginosis

Trichomonas Vaginalis

Pubic lice & scabies


Contraception and Pregnancy Resources

If you are considering contraception there are a number of different forms available. These are outlined in the leaflets below:

Guide to Contraception

Guide to Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)

If you have recently become pregnant, the following leaflet is a useful guide if you are unsure what to do next:

Pregnant and Don't Know What To Do

If you are considering terminating your pregnancy, the following is a useful guide to your options:

Abortion, Your Questions Answered 

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