What is contraception?
Contraception is using methods and techniques to prevent pregnancy from occurring after sex.
We offer a full range of contraceptive services for women of any reproductive age.
Together, we can determine the most suitable form of birth control for you.
There are many options available, and your choice will depend on your individual circumstances and any associated health concerns that require specialty care. Your choice may also depend on whether you hope to become pregnant in the future.
Some of the most common forms of birth control include:
- Contraceptive pill – “combined” as well as the “mini pill”
- Depo Provera injection – progesterone hormone injection every 3 months
- Implanon – an implantable contraceptive device, about the size of a match, inserted into your arm under a local anaesthetic
- Mirena – this small IUD (intrauterine device) is inserted into your uterine cavity (uterus)
- Tubal ligation – where you fallopian tubes are ‘tied’ (clamped and blocked) or removed to prevent pregnancy
If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your health concern, please phone the practice on (07) 4230 0030.