The type of contraception that a woman chooses should suit her individual needs and ideally offer other benefits whilst minimising the risk of side effects. It is likely that different choices will suit woman at different stages throughout their life.
The Oral Contraceptive Pill
The oral contraceptive pill has been around since the 1970’s. It can help to reduce pain and bleeding during menstruation and can be beneficial in managing pre-menstrual syndrome or PMS, as well as symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (such as acne and excessive body hair) and endometriosis.
Intrauterine Device (IUD)
IUDs are becoming increasingly popluar and are now a first line option for treating heavy menstrual bleeding. There are two main types of IUDs in Australia. One that contains copper and another containing the hormone progesterone. This year a new IUD has been released that contains progesterone but at a lower dose and in a smaller device making insertion more tolerable.
An IUD is also a good option for woman who are unable to take oestrogen.
This is a good option for younger woman who sometimes find that remembering to take a pill every day can be difficult or for woman who are unable to take oestrogen.
Our doctors have completed extra training and are able to insert and remove contraceptive rods as well as intra-uterine devices.
We have a dedicated and comfortable room in order to provide this service to women in the local area.