We can provide advice, guidance and testing to ensure you're using the right contraceptive for you.


The contraceptive pill, known as 'the pill', is most commonly available in two different forms.

The combined pill works to stop the ovaries releasing an egg each month, and the progestogen-only pill (also known as the 'mini pill') works to change the mucus at the entrance of the womb (uterus) so that sperm cannot pass through and fertilise the egg.

The contraceptive pill is a prescription only medicine and must be taken at the same time every day, or as close to it as possible.


A contraceptive implant (such as Implanon) is a small, thin, flexible rod which is inserted just under the skin on the inside of the arm. Contraceptive implants contain a hormone which helps to prevent pregnancy by stopping the ovaries from releasing an egg each month. Implants normally last up to three (3) years and can easily be removed.


Mirena/Copper IUD insertion and removal are now available at our practice.

An IUD is a small contraceptive device which is placed into the uterus. There are hormone-releasing IUDs which can last up to 5 to 7 years, and copper IUDs which can last between 5 to 10 years.


The contraceptive injection, also known as 'Depo', is a hormonal injection which is given every twelve (12) to fourteen (14) weeks. This method stops ovulation and causes the fluid at the opening of the uterus to thicken, preventing sperm from passing through and fertilising the egg.

This contraception method may cause changes to periods, or may stop them altogether.

Talk to your doctor about your contraceptive options to help you decide which device would be most suitable for you.

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