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Birth Control – Contraceptive Methods & Effectiveness

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When it comes to contraception, there are a lot of options to choose from and it can be overwhelming to decide which method is best for you. That’s why the Doctors at Mooney Street Medical are here to help. In this article, we’ll discuss the most popular contraception options available in Australia and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision.

The Pill

Combined oral contraceptive pills (OCP) are a popular form of birth control that contain two hormones, estrogen and progestin. There are many different types of combined OCPs available in Australia and they all work in a similar way to prevent pregnancy.

The types of combined OCPs available in Australia include:

  • Monophasic pills
  • Multiphasic pills
  • Extended cycle pills

It’s important to talk to your doctor about which type of OCP is best for you, as different pills may have varying side effects and risks depending on your individual health history and lifestyle.

In addition to combined OCPs, there are two other types of contraceptive pills available in Australia. The progestin-only pill is a popular option for women who cannot take estrogen due to medical reasons. It works by thickening the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching the egg. The emergency contraceptive pill is a backup option that can be taken after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure to prevent pregnancy.

Remember, the pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STDs), so it’s important to use condoms in addition to the pill if you are at risk of STDs.

How Much Does It Cost to Test Female Fertility?

The cost of fertility tests varies according to the type of test being conducted and can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand.

Medicare does not generally cover fertility testing, so it’s essential to check with your health insurance provider before getting any tests done. In some cases, the costs may be covered by private health funds or employers.

    The Injection

    Women should consider getting a fertility test if they have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year without success or have had miscarriages or other reproductive issues. A doctor can also recommend specific tests if there are any known risk factors for infertility.

    It is important to note that fertility tests do not guarantee pregnancy but rather provide information about a woman’s reproductive system’s health and chances of conceiving naturally.

    Condoms

    Condoms are an effective and widely available form of contraception that can also protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). They are made of thin latex or polyurethane material and are placed over the penis before sex to create a barrier that prevents semen and vaginal fluids from being exchanged.

    Contact Mooney Street Medical

    For more information on the right contraception for you, book a consultation with one of our doctors at Mooney Street Medical or by giving us a call at (07) 4779 3055. We have a permanent team of male and female doctors who can offer support and advice for your health and well-being.