Contraceptive injection

Contraceptive injections release the hormone progestogen into your bloodstream to prevent pregnancy. 

Depending on the type used, the injections last for eight or 13 weeks and are given in the buttock. This form of contraception is 99% effective, if used correctly.

If you have no symptoms and want a straightforward test you can:

  • either order a smart kit online for home delivery
  • or attend one of our clinics where you can collect a smart kit without needing to wait and see a clinician.

This is a quick, easy and confidential way to screen for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, HIV and syphilis.

Call our appointments line for more information about sexual health services in Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth.

0333 300 2100 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm).

Read more about contraceptive injections via the NHS Choices website