Family Planning

Family Planning

Contraception for Women

Contraception is the process of taking steps to ensure you do not become pregnant when you have sex. There are several different types of contraception to choose from, and we can help you find the type of contraception that is best for you. Each different type of contraception has its advantage and disadvantage with variations in efficacy, cost, ease of use, and whether they offer protection against sexually transmitted infections (STI). Using two types of contraceptive methods, such as the pill and condoms, increases protection against both pregnancy and STIs. Different methods will be right for different couples, or right for you at different times in your life.

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 is a valuable resource for you to learn more about the different types of contraception available to women. Just click on the links below to find out more.

Contraception options available to women at Galway East Medical Practice include:

  • Combined contraception
    • Combined contraceptive pill (the pill)
    • Contraception vaginal ring
    • Contraceptive patch

We can also arrange referral for you for fitting of a diaphragm or the copper coil for emergency or ongoing contraception

Please contact reception on 091 740340 for more information or to book you appointment.


Vasectomy Counseling

A vasectomy involves a minor procedure in which the tubes that carry sperm from a man’s testicles to his penis are cut, blocked or sealed. Vasectomy works by stopping sperm from getting into a man’s semen. This means that when a man ejaculates, the semen has no sperm and a woman’s egg cannot be fertilised. The procedure is very short, does not require general anaesthetic and is carried out by many GPs. Vasectomy is considered a permanent procedure so it is important for you and your partner (if you are in a relationship) to consider your options fully.

Please contact reception on 091 740340 for more information or to book you appointment.


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Content developed from HSE, NHS Choices and is adapted for Galway East Medical Practice by Galway east medical Practice


Content developed from HSE and NHS Choices is adapted for Galway East Medical Practice by Galway East Medical Practice.

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