Female Contraception - IUD/Implant Insertion & Removal
An Intrauterine Device (or IUD) is a form of hormonal, long-acting reversible contraceptive method. While this form of female contraception is considered to be one of the most effective methods of birth control available, IUDs may also be used in the prevention and treatment of heavy menstrual periods, endometriosis, dysmenorrhoea and anaemia, and is considered to be safe to use while breastfeeding.
Sub-dermal contraceptive implants are another popular form of long-acting, reversible female contraception. The implant is inserted just under the skin of the upper arm and lasts for three years before replacement or removal is required.
Consultation with a qualified medical practitioner is advised to determine the safest and most appropriate form of contraception for your individual needs.The removal and insertion of contraceptive IUDs and sub-dermal implants may only be performed by a qualified and experienced medical practitioner to ensure correct insertion and reduce the risk of complications.