IUD OR COIL
A 'T' shaped device that is placed in the womb. The copper coil is hormone free and the mirena coil has a low dose of progestogen. IUD or coils last 5-10 years depending on the device used and are 99% effective. IMC Doctors that can insert IUD's or coils are;
Camden - Dr Heather King
Katong - Dr Rebecca Daly
A match sized implant placed under the skin in the arm, the implant lasts 3 years and is 99% effective. It requires a small procedure to fit and remove the implant but is less invasive than coil fitting.
IMC Doctors that can insert Implanon are;
Over 95% effective with typical use, the depo injection is a progestogen only hormone given once every 12 weeks. The injection cannot be removed from the body once administered so any side effects will have to be tolerated.
Any of our doctors can prescribe it after a consultation. Administered every three months, after the first injection, it will be a nurse only consult and thereafter a yearly consultation with your doctor.