The Contraceptive IUD provides long lasting birth control. It is a piece o T-shaped plastic that is inserted into the uterus, and releases hormones to prevent pregnancy. An initial consult will be required to take pre-insertion checks, prescribe the IUD and have a thorough discussion with the patient about their chosen method of contraception, the pros and cons, risks and benefits. The procedure will also need to be booked at the appropriate time in the menstrual cycle to ensure minimal discomfort and risk.
What to Expect During an IUD or Contraceptive Implant
During the appointment, the focus is on ensuring the individual’s comfort and understanding of the procedure.
Opting for an IUD is a significant decision that requires careful consideration, but with the right guidance and support, it can prove to be an effective and reliable method of contraception, tailored to your specific needs.
IUDs and Contraceptive Implant offer numerous advantages as a method of contraception. They are over 99% effective, making them a highly reliable choice. Once inserted, they provide continuous contraception for 5-10 years for IUDs and up to 5 years for Contraceptive implant. Their longevity means you don’t need to worry about daily or monthly contraception. Additionally, they are completely reversible – fertility returns to normal almost immediately after removal.
After insertion, you might experience some discomfort or light bleeding. However, this should subside within a few days. If it doesn’t, or you experience severe pain, contact the clinic you attended immediately. Regular check-ups are recommended to ensure the device remains in the correct position.
The process of choosing and inserting an IUD or Contraceptive Implant is personal and private. Confidentiality is of utmost importance, and you can be assured that any discussions, decisions, and procedures are kept strictly confidential.
Having a busy schedule should not interfere with accessing contraceptives that work for you. That’s why flexible appointment times are often available. Whether you need to schedule during the day, in the evenings, or even on the weekends, this can usually be accommodated. Click below to book at the clinic of your choice for an IUD/Contraceptive Implant consultation.
What should I expect during the IUD/Contraceptive Implant insertion process?
The procedure typically takes about 15-30 minutes. You may experience some discomfort during insertion, but this should subside soon after.
Can I use the IUD/Contraceptive Implant if I haven’t had a child?
Yes, IUDs/Contraceptive Implant are suitable for individuals who have not had children, as well as those who have.
Will having an IUD/Contraceptive Implant affect my periods?
In some cases, hormonal IUDs like Contraceptive Implant may cause lighter or irregular periods, or even stop them entirely over time.
Is it possible to remove the IUD/Contraceptive Implant myself?
No, IUD removal should always be carried out by a qualified individual in a medical setting to avoid potential risks and complications.
After removal of the IUD/Contraceptive Implant, how soon can I get pregnant?
Fertility typically returns to normal almost immediately after IUD/Contraceptive Implant removal. However, as everyone’s body is different, the timing can vary.