Different Contraceptive Options For Family Planning

A private family planning doctor can provide you the most appropriate guidance when planning your family. The doctor has fertility expertise and can offer support when you are preparing to become pregnant. The doctor will offer any guidance based on the plans you have for your family size. It is possible you do not want to become pregnant for some years but want to keep your reproductive options open for the future. The doctor will help you assess all your options.

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What Services Are Provided by a Family Planning Doctor?

This doctor can devise the most appropriate birth control method for you based on your health, personal contraceptive preferences, and your future plans for conceiving. The family-planning clinic offers different types of medical services related to the reproductive health. Use the pregnancy test services to confirm your own report that you have obtained from a home pregnancy test kit. The private GP will provide confidential contraception guidance and help you choose the right contraceptive method and system.

Different Types of Contraceptive Options

Oral Contraceptive Pill

It is used widely by women for family planning. Visit the family-planning doctor to choose the pill right for you. It is usually a combination pack where one type of pills has both oestrogen and progestin, while another type of pill has only progestin. It is important to take this pill on time to ensure its effectiveness.

IUD (Intrauterine Device)

It is a T-shape device made of plastic and copper, and containing progesterone hormone. An IUD is fitted inside the uterus under medical supervision. It is a reversible contraception method. IUDs lasting 3-10 years are available. In some cases, it can also be used within 120 hours of an unprotected sex. Its effectiveness has been assessed up to 99% but some women report bleeding and spotting during the first six months.


A contraceptive injection is a progestogen hormone option. This injection can be effective up to 12 weeks.
Emergency Pill -- The "morning after" or the emergency contraception pill is taken after an unprotected sex. It is an emergency pill that can be used up to 5 days of having unprotected sex. It should be taken as soon as possible to increase its effectiveness. Its effectiveness has been measured up to 85% when taken in the first three days of an unprotected sex. It can be purchased without any prescription. This pill has some side effects so it should be taken only in an emergency.

Contraceptive Ring

A vaginal ring that slowly releases oestrogen and progestogen hormones remains effective for three weeks. It is same as the combined oral pill for contraception but contains the hormones at lower levels. It can be inserted in the vagina by self. There are fewer side effects and can be reversed quickly for fertility.


A condom is a widely used contraceptive method for preventing pregnancy. It is also suggested for preventing STIs. There is no risk of the side-effects of synthetic hormone being released in the body system. The thin sheet of the condom works as an excellent physical barrier and prevents the sperm from being released in the vagina. A female condom is also available but it is less effective compared to the male condom.

It is important to choose any contraceptive method only after consulting a family planning doctor.