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Contraception

The procedure

At Greenslopes, we offer several short and long-term contraception options and can guide you on which contraception method may be best for your lifestyle and current situation. If you choose an Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (known as an IUD), it is also vital to have a Cervical Screening Test (CST) and a Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) test. 

Having an IUD inserted with an infection can cause an array of issues in the future, such as pelvic inflammatory disease and issues with fertility. If you like, we do offer bulk-billing CST and STI checks here which can be done on the day of the insertion for convenience.

We will help you choose the right contraception method if you are overwhelmed with the options.

Is this for me?

Modern contraceptives are remarkably effective. Research suggests that hormonal IUDs fail just 0.2% of the time. Birth control pills, however, fail rate of 1-9%, depending on the woman’s lifestyle, hormones and routine. If you’re concerned, an IUD could be the right choice.

Here are some of our most Frequently asked questions

What is a hormonal IUD?

A Mirena is a brand of hormonal IUD, and is a small plastic T-shaped device containing a hormone called Levonorgestrel that changes the mucus inside the uterus, preventing the sperm from contacting the egg. A Mirena is inserted with or without sedation, depending on your preference. A fine nylon thread extends from the IUD and protrudes a few millimetres from the cervix into the top of the vagina to allow easy removal if required. 

Maximum Duration: 5 years
Effectiveness: 99.9%

What is a contraceptive implant?

Implanon is a brand of contraceptive implant. It is a thin, plastic rod (4cm x 2mm) containing the hormone Progesterone. This device is inserted underneath the skin of the upper inner arm with a local anaesthetic, where it continuously releases a low-dose of a Progesterone into the bloodstream which prevents ovulation.

Maximum Duration: 3 years
Effectiveness: 99.9%

What is a copper IUD?

If you can’t use hormone-containing contraceptives, the copper IUD is an excellent option. Similar to the Mirena, the copper IUD is a small horseshoe-shaped device that changes the lining of the uterus and prevents an egg from being fertilised. It’s placed inside the uterus either with or without sedation depending on your preference. A fine nylon thread extends from the copper IUD and protrudes a few millimetres from the cervix into the top of the vagina to allow easy removal if required. 

How much does the procedure cost?

Prices start at $30 with Medicare cover, but please note; most private health funds do not rebate contraception as the procedure does not require hospitalisation. If you are an overseas visitor, you will need to pay in full. For more details on costs, please just contact us.

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Meet our experienced team

As a female-first team, we know that many women are faced with decisions they never expected to make. Please feel free to meet Dr Nicole Johnson and the rest of our support team here.

“They held my hand until I fell asleep as I was so anxious”.

“Everyone was really calm and I felt less anxious”.

“The doctor was great and I felt listened to and understood”.

“love the staff and the way they can put a smile on your face on one of the hardest days of your life”.

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