Family planning is crucial in ensuring a comfortable life not just for you, but also for your spouse and children. Hence it is important that one plans the timing of a pregnancy so as to ensure both financial and emotional stability for the arrival of an addition to the family. Moreover, discovering an unwanted pregnancy is devastating as one has to weigh his or her options on whether to bring the baby into the world or to go for an abortion.
Hence, we advocate contraception. At our clinic, you would be given access to various contraceptive measures available for women.
Oral Contraceptive Pill
With this pill, the hormone levels of the female could be regulated. By limiting the progesterone and oestrogen levels, it would stop the ovary from releasing an egg hence inhibiting ovulation. One pill is taken each month. It is safe and effective. There are many varieties available in the market. Consult a professional doctor before taking this pill.
It is a chemical which kill sperms. It comes in the form of a gel or jelly and it is applied to the vagina before sexual intercourse. It only has a 70% effectiveness in preventing unwanted pregnancies. The use of spermicides should always be coupled together with a condom.
Intra-Uterine Device (IUD)
It is a small anchor-shaped device that is placed inside the womb with the aid of a professional doctor. This prevents the egg from being successfully embedded into the uterus lining, hence preventing the development of a fetus. It has a success rate of 98% in preventing unwanted pregnancies. IUDs could also be left in the womb for 2 – 5 years, depending on the type used.
It is a small flexible cup-shaped device made of rubber that is placed at the cervix. This prevents the entry of sperms into the uterus, hence preventing the fertilisation of the egg. This is currently an outdated method of contraception and is no longer available in the local market.