Each type of contraception varies in how effective they are at preventing pregnancy, how much they cost, how easy they are to use, and whether they also protect against sexually transmitted infections (STI).
Using two types of contraceptive methods, such as the birth control pill and condoms, increases protection against both pregnancy and STIs.
We are happy to discuss all contraception options available to you so you can make an informed decision as to which type of contraception will work best for you.
The Well Woman Centre provides an evidence-based resource for you to learn more about the different types of contraception available to women. Just click on the links below to learn more.
Contraception options available to women at Galway East Medical Practice include:
- Progestogen Only Pills
- The Desogestrel pill
- The Norethisterone pill
- Combined contraception
- Combined contraception pill
- Contraception vaginal ring
- Contraceptive patch
- Emergency Contraception
- 3 day or 5 day emergency contraception pill as appropriate
- Emergency coil
- Implants (Implanon) and injectable contraception (Depo-Provera)
- Intrauterine Contraceptive Systems and Devices