Birth Control

Birth Control

Every woman has a different focus when choosing birth control. Some want long-term contraceptives, while others know they want to get pregnant sooner rather than later. The experienced Doctor offers many contraceptive choices and takes the time to answer your questions and help you choose the birth control method that’s best for you. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call one of the Mother and Child Care Clinic


What Birth Control Methods Should I Consider?

When you come to Mother and Child Care Clinic for birth control, you have access to the full range of contraceptives. Your doctor reviews your medical history and performs a pelvic exam to be sure you don’t have any health concerns that would influence your choice of birth control. Your doctor takes time to talk with you about your options so you can make the best decision for your lifestyle.

These are some of the birth control methods frequently used by our patients and their effectiveness:

  • Tubal ligation: nearly 100% effective
  • Intrauterine device (IUD): nearly 100% effective
  • Nexplanon® (hormone-containing implant): nearly 100% effective
  • Depo-Provera® (hormone injection): 99% effective
  • NuvaRing® (hormone-containing vaginal ring): 98%
  • Birth control pills and patches: 91-94%

It’s important to know that birth control pills and patches are more effective when they’re consistently used. For example, birth control pills are more effective than indicated on this list when the pill is taken every day at the same time.

How Do Hormone-Containing Birth Control Methods Prevent Pregnancy?

The hormones in contraceptives cause changes in your body that ensure you don’t get pregnant. Depending on the hormones in the birth control method you use, they may stop ovulation, thicken cervical mucus, or change the uterine lining.

The team at Mother and Child Care Clinic can help. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking feature.

Our Specialist

Dr. Yashica Gudesar

Dr. Yashica Gudesar

Gynaecologist & Obstetrician