As you progress through life, your needs might change and you may be unsure if your current method of contraception is still right for you. At Universal Clinic, we can help you explore your options, explain the advantages and disadvantages of each form of contraception, and help you make the right choice for your individual needs.
A wide range of contraceptive methods is available. Some are for use on a daily basis, while others can provide ongoing protection for months or even years. These long-term reversible methods are ideal if you are not planning to have a baby in the near future. If you change your mind, however, your fertility will return to normal quite quickly once they are removed.
Oral pills: The progestogen-only pill contains one hormone while the combined oral contraceptive pill contains oestrogen and progesterone. You need to remember to take contraceptive pills on a daily basis.
Contraceptive patch: The contraceptive transdermal patch is like a plaster that sticks to your skin and releases two hormones. It works on a weekly basis.
Contraceptive injection: This method injects a small amount of a single hormone under the skin. The hormone is slowly released and protects you against pregnancy for 3 months. You must remember to book an appointment to receive your next injection on time.
Contraceptive implant: The implant is a small, flexible rod that is inserted under the skin in your upper arm by an experienced doctor. This slowly releases a small amount of a single hormone to protect against pregnancy for three years. The rod is then removed by a doctor but you can have a new rod inserted if you wish.
Copper intrauterine device (IUD or coil): The copper IUD is a small plastic and copper device that is gently inserted into the womb by an experienced specialist. It provides contraception for five to 10 years, depending on which type is used. The IUD is then removed by a doctor and you can have a new one inserted if needed.
Choosing the right contraception can be tricky as there are so many factors to consider. Speaking to our experts can help you make the right choice. The doctors will be able to guide you towards the right form of contraception.