Possible side effects
‘It’s important to know that the IUD involves a small procedure with a local anaesthetic,’ says Dr Deborah Bateson, Medical Director of Family Planning NSW. ‘You can also experience spotting in the first few months.’ ‘Your periods tend to be heavier and can last longer as the copper can cause an inflammatory response,’ explains Dr Bateson.
No side effects, except if you are allergic to latex rubber or the lubricant.
‘The injection is not easily reversible – like removing an IUD – sometimes it can take up to 18 months to get your fertility to come back to normal,’ says Dr Bateson. Weight gain and loss of bone density is also
‘The combined pill creates a much more reliable bleeding pattern and is good for people with acne, while the progestogen-only pill could cause some irregular bleeding,’ says Dr Bateson. ‘There’s a lot of misinformation out there that taking this pill will stop future fertility, but that’s not the case,’ adds Dr Bateson. Can cause irregular bleeding in some women – see your doctor about ways to control this if it happens to you. Most women have very few, but may experience bloating, mood changes and tender breasts. ‘They can be a bit more expensive than male condoms and harder to find,’ explains Dr Bateson. Um... you get pregnant. ‘I wouldn’t recommend this method as 40 per cent of men have sperm in their pre-ejaculate, so it’s likely you can still fall pregnant even if does “pull out” before ejaculating,’ says Dr Bateson.
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