Long-acting reversible contraceptives
These types of contraception stay in your body for a long time.
The hormonal coil is also known as the Mirena coil or the intrauterine system (IUS). It stays in your womb and it works for up to five years.
Copper coil (hormone-free)
The copper coil is also known as the intrauterine copper device (IUCD). It stays in your womb and it works for up to ten years.
Hormonal contraception works by changing your natural monthly hormonal cycle.
The combined pill involves taking a pill every day. Each month you take a break for one week so you can have a period like normal.
Mini-pill (progesterone only)
The mini-pill involves taking one pill every day, without any breaks. Your period will normally become much lighter or even stop altogether.
Emergency contraception can be used up to five days after unprotected sex. There are two types: the “morning-after” pill and the copper coil.
The vaginal ring sits inside your vagina for three weeks at a time. You take it out for one week to have a period like normal.
This type of contraception blocks the sperm from getting into the womb.
These methods are good if you’re sure you don’t want any future pregnancies.
A tubal occlusion is where the tube connecting each ovary (where eggs are made) to the womb is blocked or cut. Sometimes this is known as “getting your tubes tied.”