Some contraceptive methods are not suitable for people with certain medical conditions or taking certain medicines and choice may be restricted in older women, women who smoke, those who are overweight or who have recently had a baby. Also people have individual feelings about using various methods. So speak to a samedaydoctor doctor or nurse to find out if any restrictions apply to you or if you want to discuss your options.
Here are the available choices included:
Combpill; = combined pill
‘mini’pill; = mini-pill or low dose progestrogen pill
hprogpill; = higher dose progestogen only pill
injection = 3 monthly injection
implant = implant under the skin of the arm
IUS; = hormonal device that is placed in the womb
IUD; = devide places in the womb that doesn’t have hormones
condom = rubber sheath
cap = disc of rubber or soft plastic placed in the vagina
natural = timing or rhythm method and other signs
sterilis = vasectomy or female sterilisation
The following statements will help to choose the method you would be happiest with.
a. I want to avoid using hormones for contraception:
b. I am happy to consider methods with or without hormones:
a. I want to have a regular period every month:
b. I don’t mind whether I have regular periods or have no periods and would accept some irregular bleeding to start with:
a. I would like to have contraception that I don’t have to think about once it’s in place:
b. I don’t mind having to remember my contraception every day or every time I have sex:
a. Getting pregnant would be a disaster right now.
b. A pregnancy now wouldn’t be a disaster but it would better I didn’t get pregnant right now.
Click on the options you feel might suit you for more information.