Contraception is important for those not quite ready for children. Many different methods are available and all have strengths and weaknesses.

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Barrier:

Your basic contraception such as condoms and cervix diaphragms. Cheap, readily available and simple to use these are the simplest form of contraception available.

Pills:

The most common type of contraception used. Can be used long term as long as side effects are minimal.

Injections:

Hormonal injections designed to stop ovulation. Good for medium term (3 months).

Under skin implant:

Hormonal and long term (3 years) but more invasive as this requires needles to insert under the skin.

Intrauterine device (IUD):

Hormonal and non-hormonal. Long term (up to 5 years) but invasive as the device needs to be inserted through the vagina and cervix directly into the uterus. The non-hormonal can be used as emergency contraception.

 

This is a rough guide on available contraception. Check out our detailed article here for more information.

 

Contact us or visit us in clinic for more information.

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