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Contraception

This information is about contraception, a significant consideration for individuals of reproductive age. Our objective is to provide clear and concise guidance to aid in understanding the various contraceptive options available, identifying factors to consider when choosing contraception, and exploring effective strategies for maintaining reproductive health and preventing unintended pregnancies.

What is Contraception? 

Contraception, refers to methods and devices used to prevent pregnancy. There are various options available to suit different lifestyles and preferences. 

Benefits:

Contraception prevents pregnancy by interfering with the fertilization of an egg by sperm or by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus. Different methods work in different ways to achieve this. 

Diagnosis:

There is no specific diagnosis required for contraception. However, it's essential to discuss your contraceptive needs and your medical history with a healthcare provider to determine the most suitable method for you. 

Treatment & Medication:

Treatment for contraception involves choosing a method that best fits your lifestyle and reproductive goals. Options include: 

  • Barrier methods: Such as condoms or diaphragms, which prevent sperm from reaching the egg. 

  • Hormonal methods: Including birth control pills, patches, injections, or implants, which use hormones to prevent ovulation and thicken cervical mucus to block sperm. 

  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs): Small, T-shaped devices inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy, available in hormonal and non-hormonal forms. 

  • Sterilization: Permanent methods such as tubal ligation for women or vasectomy for men. 

Prognosis:

When used correctly and consistently, contraception is highly effective in preventing pregnancy. However, it's essential to choose a method that suits your individual needs and preferences to ensure its effectiveness. 

How Bondi Road Doctors Can Help: 

At Bondi Road Doctors, we understand that contraception is a personal choice, and we're here to support you in making informed decisions about your reproductive health. Our compassionate healthcare providers offer comprehensive contraceptive counselling and services, helping you explore different options and find the method that's right for you. 

Whether you're considering starting contraception for the first time, switching to a new method, or simply seeking guidance, our team is here to provide expert care and support every step of the way.  

To discuss your contraceptive needs and take control of your reproductive health, our experienced doctor is available for appointments. The following doctors have a particular interest in the condition: 

Dr. Catherine Insley - Book Now 

DR Belinda Watson - Book Now

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