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Contraceptive options

There are many options with pros and cons of each of them. Your doctor will advice you about best options based on your individual situation and prescribe with the most appropriate option. Information here is to provide more details for you to understand. 

 

What is it

efficiency

How long

positive

negative

Implanon

Implant into arm, inserted and removed by trained GP

99.95%

3 years

low dose hormone, low risks, prevent endometrial cancer

bleeding pattern problems are common

Intra-uterine Device (Mirena, Copper)

Inserted and removed by doctor. Device occupy uterus and pregnancy hard to proceed and also slowly release hormons

99.8%

5 years

Less amount of hormons, prevention of blood loss and uterus lining overgrowth

Risk of procedure, less menstrual bleeding

Vasectomy

Performed by doctor

99.85%

permanent

no hormones or devices introduced

risk of procedure, hard to reverse

Tubal occlusion by metal microinsert (Essure)

Hysteroscopic procedure

99.8%

permanent

 

risk of procedure

Female tubal ligation

Laparoscopic procedure under anaesthetic

99.5%

permanent

 

risk of procedure and hospital stay

Depo medroxyprogesterone acetate injection

injection

94%

3 months

no menstrual period, usually well tolerated, easy to administer

long term use requires bone health check

Combined hormone vaginal ring (NuvaRing)

Self-insert, insert into vagina for 3 weeks, then 1 week break and then re-insert again

91-99.7%

Once/month

Easy to use, superior cycle control (more stable hormone release, less breakthrough bleeding, can set up sms reminder (www.moderncontraception,com.au password = modern )

expensive

Combined oral contraceptive pill

“classic” pill

91-99.7%

Once daily

Easy to use

Not effective if vomiting, diarrhea, interaction with other drugs etc

Progesteron-Only Pill

Mini pill (Micronor, Microlut, Noriday)

91-99.7%

Once daily

If contraindicated estrogen – breastfeeding, cancer, migraines, smoker, obese etc

Exact same time

Diaphragm

Barrier in vagina

88%

Each intercourse

 

 

Male condom

 

82%

Each intercourse

 

 

Female condom

 

79%

Each intercourse

 

 

withdrawal

 

78%

Each intercourse

 

 

Fertility awareness

Calendar calculation

76%

 

If regular menstrual period

Stress, illness, other factors may change ovulation day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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