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Can I get a sterilisation reversal on the NHS?

Female sterilisation is considered a permanent form of contraception. The operation involves cutting, sealing or blocking the fallopian tubes. This prevents the eggs from reaching the uterus (womb) where they could become fertilised, resulting in pregnancy. Reversing female sterilisation Female sterilisation can be reversed, but it…

Can I get a vasectomy reversed?

Vasectomy reversal is a complicated procedure that isn't always guaranteed to work. A vasectomy, also known as "male sterilisation". works by preventing sperm from the testes (the male sex glands that produce and store sperm) reaching the semen that is ejaculated during orgasm.  This is achieved by cutting…

Can I take two packets of the pill back-to-back?

If you take the combined contraceptive pill, you can start a new packet of pills straight after your last one - for example, if you want to delay your period for a holiday. However, you can't do this if you're taking the progestogen-only pill. The…

Cancer and fertility

Cancer, and some cancer treatments, can affect your reproductive health. It could be worth considering ways of preserving your fertility before starting your treatment. When you're told you have cancer, your ability to have children (your fertility) may be the furthest thing from your mind.…

Cancer and hair loss

Some cancer treatments can make your hair fall out, but wigs, cold caps and other products are available to help you cope. Hair loss from cancer treatment can affect people in different ways. Some treatments cause only partial hair loss or thinning, while others cause people to lose hair from…

Cancer and social care

If you have cancer, your first priority is medical care. But there are people who can help with other aspects of life, such as where to get help with money and benefits. The first person to speak to about social care is your doctor or nurse. They'll be able…

Cancer: end of life care

There isn't any universal advice on how to come to terms with a life-threatening illness.  Each person will deal with their situation in their own way. Some people take on activities and challenges. Others prefer to spend their time quietly with family, friends or on their own. A terminal diagnosis…

Cannabis: the facts

Cannabis (also known as marijuana, weed, pot, dope or grass) is the most widely used illegal drug in the UK. The effects of cannabis vary from person to person: you may feel chilled out, relaxed and happy some people get the giggles or become more talkative hunger…

Care and support: what's changing?

Since the Care Act 2014, the way people receive care and support has changed to be more consistent across England. The changes in the Care Act are designed to put you in control of the help you receive. Any decisions about your care and support will…
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