Contraception & Sexual Health
There are many contraceptive methods available, including:
Oral Contraceptive Pill
There are a variety of Contraceptive Pills on the market. Taken daily, they contain synthetic hormones to prevent the release of eggs so pregnancy cannot begin.
The combined oral contraceptive pill is the most common form of contraception on the market, often referred to as the “birth control pill”, or simply as “the pill”.
The contraceptive pill includes two hormones, oestrogen and progestogen. These hormones stop the ovaries from releasing eggs each month so pregnancy cannot begin. When taken daily this contraception is 99.7% effective in preventing pregnancies.
Our doctors can provide a script for the oral contraceptive pill, which can be filled at any pharmacy.
There are medical reasons preventing some women from taking the pill. You cannot be given a prescription if;
- You have deep venous thrombosis
- You have a condition which makes you prone to blood clots
- You have liver problems
- You are over 35 and smoke
- You have had breast cancer
- You are breastfeeding
- You have high blood pressure, diabetes or lupus
- You are immobile for a period of time (post injury/surgery)
If you have any questions about the contraceptive pill simply ask us when making, or during your appointment.
Similar to the Pill (in that it contains the same hormones and works the same way), a ring is inserted into the vagina and stays in place for 3 weeks, slowly releasing hormones into the bloodstream. After 3 weeks, the ring is removed and a new ring is inserted one week later.
This is an injectable form of contraception that prevents the production of eggs. Instead of taking the pill each day, you receive an injection every 12 weeks.
This injectable form of contraception provides protection against pregnancy for 12 weeks.
When injected, either in your buttock or the muscle of your upper arm, it stops the ovaries from releasing an egg and preventing pregnancy. During the 12 weeks after injection it is 99% effective.
We can prescribe and administer this contraceptive injection at our clinic for a low fee.
Most women can receive the contraceptive injection with a few exceptions;
- Those who could already be pregnant
- Those with unusual or irregular vaginal bleeding
- Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer
- Those with heart or liver disease
- Those planning to fall pregnant in the near future
Talk to us about the contraceptive injection to find out if it would be suitable for you.
Contraceptive Implant Insertion & Removal
We can insert the Contraceptive Implant during your procedure. The Contraceptive Implant is a white plastic rod that is inserted under the skin of the inner, upper arm. It releases constant small amounts of progestogen into the body to prevent pregnancy.
The Contraceptive Implant is a small, white plastic rod that is inserted under the skin of the inner, upper arm in a minor surgical procedure. Once inserted it releases small amounts of progesterone hormone which stops the ovaries from releasing eggs.
This form of contraception is over 99.9% effective and lasts for three years.
If you choose to have an Contraceptive Implant we can insert it during your procedure.
Woman who shouldn’t use the Contraceptive Implant are;
- Those with breast cancer or reproductive organ cancers
- Those with Deep Venous Thrombosis
- Those with liver disease
- Those with abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Those who experience major bruising problems
- Some medications can also interfere with the effectiveness of the Contraceptive Implant
If you would like more information about the implant, or to arrange to have it implemented during your procedure, speak to our staff today.
Intra Uterine Device (IUD)
An Intra Uterine Device (IUD or IUContraceptiveD) is a small copper or hormonal device inserted into the uterus by a doctor. It lasts for 5 years and has the effect of killing off sperm, at the same time as changing the lining of the uterus to prevent the attachment of a fertilised egg.
An IUD is a small device inserted into the uterus by a doctor.
It works by killing off sperm, as well as changing the lining of the uterus to prevent the attachment of a fertilised egg. Once inserted the IUD is 98% effective and will last for 5 years.
We can prescribe and insert IUDs upon consultation.
There are some things that prevent the insertion of an IUD;
- Pelvic infections
- Abnormal bleeding from the vagina
- Under treatment for cancer
- Congenital heart or valve disease
For more information about IUDs and whether they would suit you as a form of contraception, talk to our staff when you make your appointment or during your consultation.
Condoms come in all types of sizes, colours and taste. They act as contraception as well as protection against Sexual Transmission Infections (STIs). They are inexpensive, accessible, discreet and handy for immediate use.
There are two different types of condoms, one is made out of latex and the other is non-latex (polyurethane) for those who are allergic to latex.
They need to be used correctly for every active intercourse for them to be effective, otherwise, the failure rate is high.
For more information, please read more at the Family Planning NSW website.
STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection)
For most healthy women, having the procedure is fairly straight forward. However in some instances, the need may arise to treat a Sexually Transmitted Infection.
Candidia (thrush), Chlamydia and bacterial vaginosis are the most common genital infections we come across. Here in the clinics we do genital swabs to confirm the type of infection and initiate the treatment on the same day as the procedure.
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