Edinburgh's Private Contraception & Menopause Clinic

The Coil Clinic is Edinburgh's specialist clinic for the fitting of contraceptive coils and implants, along with menopause advice and treatment.

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In Safe Hands

Dr Catherine Smith

MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DFFP, BMS Advanced Certificate

When you book an appointment with The Coil Clinic, you can be assured that you are in the best possible hands. Clinical Director Dr Catherine Smith has over 16 years’ experience as a General Practitioner and is a fully qualified specialist in women’s health. A member of the British Menopause Society and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, she holds qualifications in advanced menopause care as well as contraception.

Dr Smith’s expertise in the provision of intra-uterine contraceptive devices and the contraceptive implant is driven by her comprehensive understanding of the important role that these play in the health and wellbeing of her patients.

Dr Smith is a menopause specialist who holds the BMS Advanced Certificate in the Principles and Practice of Menopause Care. This enables her to provide bespoke, comprehensive, hollisitc menopause care for her patients.

Dr Smith will explore your unique needs, taking time to discuss the options available to you and agree on the best course of action.

Contraceptive Coils & Implants

At The Coil Clinic, we specialise in the insertion and removal of the hormonal (IUS) coils, Mirena and Kyleena, and the non-hormonal (IUD) copper coil. We also insert and remove the Nexplanon contraceptive implant.

  • Hormonal Coils

    Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are highly effective, long-term contraception options. They are small, T-shaped devices inserted into the uterus, providing reliable birth control.

  • Non Hormonal Coils

    The copper coils effectiveness and long-lasting protection make it a reliable choice for many individuals seeking non-hormonal birth control options

  • Implants

    The contraceptive implant, a small rod inserted under the skin, releases hormones to prevent pregnancy for up to three years.

Menopause Management and Care

An Holistic Approach To

Menopause Treatment

We know that every woman is different

We understand the unique challenges that come with menopause, and we are here to provide compassionate care and support throughout this transformative phase of your life.

Our menopause consultations are intended for those who are going through symptoms or are worried about menopause in the future. Dr Smith provides a secure environment where you can freely express your worries and receive personalised advice and treatment.

Book Your Appointment

We aim to make the process of getting a contraceptive or receiving menopause care as quick and easy as possible. Skip the long waits, pick a convenient time and date for your appointment, and get the contraceptive care you want.

  • Contraceptive Coils & Impants


    A choice of Hormonal and Non Hormonal Coils & Impants.

    • Consulation with Dr Smith

    • Coil or Implant Removal

    • Coil or Implant Insertion

  • Menopause Advice and Treatment from


    A holistic approach to menopause management

    • Menopause Consulation

    • Advice on medication inc HRT

    • Bloods taken if required


Dr Smith has been a medical profressoinal for nearly 20 years. During that time she has treated 1000's of patients. Here are what some past patients have had to say about her.

    I can only echo the previous reviews – in my opinion they are correct in every detail.Dr Smith is a wonderful, caring, empathetic GP!

    Dr Smith is an empathetic and caring GP. She quite often runs late but that is due to the care and attention she gives to patient’s. I feel safe and trust in her diagnostic skills. She has a reassuring manner and is an excellent GP.

    I can’t rate Dr Smith highly enough. She listens, empathises and is totally there for her patients. I always feel heard and taken seriously. Her calm manner is soothing and I always leave feeling a bit lighter. Every practice should have a Dr Smith!

    Dr Smith is the best GP we’ve had in years. She really listens to her patients and she’s always very helpful.

    Dr Smith has been amazing, caring and fully supportive as I navigated from peri-menopause to menopause over the last few years.  With her guidance I now have an HRT protocol which allows me to live life well, has given me back my brain back and I feel like a whole person again.

    I had an IUD fitted with Dr Smith and whilst it was a little uncomfortable, it was a lot better than I’d been anticipating! She was excellent as was her assistant and I felt very reassured whilst having the procedure done.

    If you are looking for a doctor who listens, problem solves with you, doesn’t diminish your personal experience, has deep expertise and demonstrates compassion and empathy in abundance that all describes Dr Smith.   

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