What is Contraception?

Contraceptives are designed to prevent pregnancy. They work by stopping the male sperm from reaching the female’s egg. There is a variety of contraceptive methods available and they all work slightly differently. Most contraceptive methods do not prevent sexually transmitted diseases but barrier methods such as condoms do. With such choice available, it can sometimes be difficult to work out which method would be best to use. 

Integriti doctors help to support women with this choice. We use decision support tools to help understand what is most important to you about contraception. 

Please see the list below for more details about the methods available and use our contraceptive preference tool to work out which options may best suit your needs. The downloadable leaflets contain in-depth information with regard to each method.

  • IUD (Intrauterine device) – Copper Coil
  • IUS (Intrauterine system) – Mirena/Kyleena
  • Contraceptive injections
  • Combined pill (COC)
  • Progestogen-only pill (POP)
  • Contraceptive implant
  • Contraceptive vaginal ring
  • Contraceptive patch
  • Emergency contraception
  • Condoms (external – male, internal - female)
  • Fertility awareness methods
  • Permanent Contraception - Sterilisation

When you need to talk about your choices further please use the book now button to arrange a consult with one of our friendly and experienced doctors.

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