If you’re looking for a long-term, reversible form of birth control that you don’t need to think about, talk to the doctors at BFWC to see if an intrauterine device (IUD) is right for you.
We have 3 specially trained doctors who have each had many years of experience inserting and removing IUDs. Dr Tammy Herring , Dr Irena Vigderovitch and Dr Marita Campbell are all available to ensure all your contraceptive needs are met.
IUD birth control is one of the most effective, low-maintenance forms of contraception. The small T-shape device is inserted into the uterus and may remain in place for up to 5 years.
Whether you have had children or not, IUDs could be a great option as they are so reliable. They come in hormonal or non-hormonal (copper) designs.
Hormonal IUDs (the one used in Australia is called a mirena) can also control troublesome menstruation by reducing blood loss substantially Mirenas can also be useful as part of a hormonal treatment regime for menopausal women.The choice of IUD recommended for you will depend on several factors. You will need to have a consult with one of our doctors prior to booking in for an IUD insertion. At this appointment your doctor will assess the best option for you and explain more about the procedure and what to expect afterwards.