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Sexual Health

At LloydsPharmacy, we can lend help and support when it comes to looking after your sexual health. From contraception to sexual health home-testing kits, we can assist you both online and in-store.

Contraception

According to a European study, one act of unprotected sexual intercourse between a young couple, has on average a 1 in 20 chance* of pregnancy. Together with LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor, we offer various methods of contraception to help protect you against pregnancy.

The contraceptive pill

There are multiple versions of the oral contraceptive pill, also commonly referred to as “the pill”. The pill contains artificial versions of female hormones, which can help to: prevent the release of an egg during ovulation; create difficulty for an egg to be implanted in the lining of the womb; and also make it harder for sperm to reach the egg.

Visit LloydsPharmacy online doctor for the Online Contraception Service. We offer a wide variety of contraceptive pills, as well as detailed information available on the different methods and effects of each pill. Once you have selected a product that is right for you, our Contraception Service works as follows:

  • You will be asked to complete an online consultation with one of our doctors. You must wait for the doctor to check your suitability and get back to you with a response - this is usually within an hour.
  • If you are clinically appropriate for the contraception, you can select your local LloydsPharmacy to collect from. You will then be able to complete your order.
  • You can collect your pill as early as the next day from your chosen store. However, before dispensing and collecting the contraception, our pharmacist will need to ensure that it is safe for you to take. You will receive a quick and free blood pressure, height and weight check in a private consultation room.

You may be on a repeat prescription for the contraceptive pill. In which case, you can arrange for your prescription medication to be delivered to your house, or you can collect it for free from your local store with the LloydsPharmacy Prescription Delivery Service. You will still have to have a quick online consultation with one of our online doctors to check suitability.

LloydsPharmacy Prescription Delivery Service

The morning after pill

The morning after pill is a form of emergency contraception, it can prevent pregnancy after you have had unprotected sex or if a method of contraception has not worked. It prevents or delays an egg being released during ovulation.

We offer two kinds of emergency contraception pill online: ellaOne, which must be taken within 5 days (120 hours) after having unprotected sex and Consilient, which you have to take within 3 days (72 hours) of unprotected sex.

In-store Emergency Contraception Service:

Please know that we are here to help. If you would like more information on the morning after pill, we also offer an in-store emergency contraception service. Visit your local LloydsPharmacy for a friendly conversation with one of our pharmacists who will provide advice and information on the emergency contraception available. This will be a private consultation and can be anonymous.

You will be able to get the morning after pill quickly and discretely after the pharmacist has checked your suitability. This service is available in over 1,500 LloydsPharmacy stores, including many pharmacies that are open late or on a Sunday.

More about the Emergency Contraception Pill

Sexual health home-testing kits

We offer sexual health home-testing kits online; from HIV test kits for both men and women, to Chlamydia and vagina infection tests and treatments for women. If you order online before 6pm, you can receive your test at your door the next day or you can pick it up from a local LloydsPharmacy. Test yourself privately in your own home with accurate and easy-to-use kits. The results will provide the necessary incentive to take further action when it comes to managing your sexual health.

Condoms

Condoms are a barrier method to provide protection against pregnancy; you should use condoms when you want further protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).


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*Source: BBC Future: Sex: What are the chances? January 2017