Contraception services are still at the heart of the modern-day Marie Stopes International organisation, in fact, it was Marie Stopes herself who founded the UK's first family planning clinic in 1921.
Back then, finding out about contraception was difficult and many women were unable to prevent pregnancy. Nowadays, both women and men can make informed choices and have easy access to contraception.
Most GPs will be happy to discuss contraception with you, or you can visit your local family planning clinic for free advice.
However, you may find it more convenient - or you may simply prefer - to visit a Marie Stopes International centre. Our doctors and nurses are specialists in family planning and can help you choose the most suitable method of contraception for your lifestyle, as well as provide contraception itself. The service is completely confidential and there is no wait for an appointment.
Private contraceptive consultations
If you’re not able to visit a Marie Stopes International centre, or would prefer a contraceptive consultation in the comfort of your own home, we offer an over the phone consultation service. Just like a face to face consultation, we’ll be able to recommend the most suitable method of contraception taking in to account your lifestyle and medical history. We’re able to provide the recommended contraception within the London area, outside this we can provide a list of supplier names on request.
To book a telephone consultation call 0845 122 1180 - 24 hours /7 days
Some of the money from the fees people pay in our UK centres goes towards supporting our work in developing countries. Find out find more about our overseas work.