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Contraception 

We can help provide knowledge, advice and access to a range of contraceptive methods. Our practitioners are experienced,
trauma-informed and here to advocate for you and your body. 

Access to contraception is a vital resource that allows women and people who menstruate to be the ones to determine their own path. Access to contraception reduces risks to poverty.

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The Pill

The combined hormonal contraceptive pill (the Pill) is made up of two hormones, an oestrogen and a progestogen. These hormones are similar to the ones made in your ovaries. Many brands of the Pill are available which all have different types and doses of these two hormones.

 

The Pill is available at the pharmacy with a prescription from a doctor. 

Read more via Family Planning NSW

The combined hormonal contraceptive pill (the Pill) is made up of two hormones, an oestrogen and a progestogen. These hormones are similar to the ones made in your ovaries. 

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Depo Provera

Depo Provera is a contraceptive injection that mainly works by stopping the ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulation.) Each injection provides s protection against pregnancy for 12 weeks.

The contraceptive injection is a very effective contraceptive. It is between 99% and 94% effective.

Read more via Family Planning NSW

Depo Provera is a contraceptive injection that mainly works by stopping the ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulation.) Each injection provides s protection against pregnancy for 12 weeks.

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IUD Options

There are two types of IUD— Copper IUD and Hormonal IUD. An IUD is a long acting and reversible form of contraception. While the details differ, IUD's provide very effective protection for years and don't require you to prevent pregnancy daily.

Before you start an IUD you will need an assessment by your doctor or nurse to check your general health and suitability.

Read More Via Family Planning NSW

There are two types of IUD— Copper IUD and Hormonal IUD. An IUD is a long acting and reversible form of contraception. While the details differ, IUD's provide very effective protection for years and don't require you to prevent pregnancy daily.

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Diaphragms

A diaphragm is a barrier method of contraception for women.

It's a shallow dome of silicone with a firm and flexible rim. A diaphragm stops sperm getting into the uterus during sexual intercourse. 

Diaphragms are not as effective as some other methods of contraception including the pill, implant and intrauterine devices (IUDs). The diaphragm is 86% effective in perfect use, and 82% effective in real life or "typical" use.

Read more via Family Planning NSW

A diaphragm is a barrier method of contraception for women.

It's a shallow dome of silicone with a firm and flexible rim. A diaphragm stops sperm getting into the uterus during sexual intercourse. 

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Morning After Pill

You can take the morning after pill in situations like when contraception was not used, a condom broke or slipped off, you were unsure if a condom was used, the pill was  missed, if you think a diaphragm dislodged, etc.

You can get emergency contraception over-the-counter from a pharmacy, from a Family Planning NSW clinic.

Read more via NSW Health.

You can take the morning after pill in situations like when contraception was not used, a condom broke or slipped off, you were unsure if a condom was used, the pill was  missed, if you think a diaphragm dislodged, etc.

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Book Your Appointment

Contact us to make an appointment with one of our General Practitioners or Nurse Practitioners to discuss options for contraceptions.

The button below will direct you to our contact page. You can call, email or submit a request and we will get back to you urgently.

Contact us to make an appointment with one of our General Practitioners or Nurse Practitioners to discuss options for contraceptions.

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Implanon

Implanon last for 3 years and work by preventing eggs from being released from the ovaries (ovulation) and thickening the mucus in the cervix so that the sperm cannot enter the uterus.

Before you start using Implanon you will need an assessment by a doctor or nurse to check your general health and suitability.

Read more Family Planning NSW

Implanon last for 3 years and work by preventing eggs from being released from the ovaries (ovulation) and thickening the mucus in the cervix so that the sperm cannot enter the uterus.

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Nuva Ring

The vaginal ring is a soft plastic ring which contains two types of hormones - an oestrogen and a progestogen. These hormones are similar to the ones made in your ovaries and are like the hormones that are in the contraceptive pill.

You need to see a doctor to get a prescription for the vaginal ring - take the prescription to a pharmacy to buy the ring.

Read more via Family Planning NSW

The vaginal ring is a soft plastic ring which contains two types of hormones - an oestrogen and a progestogen. These hormones are similar to the ones made in your ovaries and are like the hormones that are in the contraceptive pill.

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Please get in contact with Penrith Women's Health Service should you have any questions or require support. Thank you for your patience and understanding.