Life can be hectic, contraception should not keep you busy
Nowadays our routines are a lot less...routine. Between family, friends, work, travel, and the countless ways we spend our free time, each day can be different from the last. There are plenty of contraceptive methods that can fit with your lifestyle.
How to break the daily rhythm
The patch is a contraception method that you just need to remember to change once a week. It sticks to your skin and releases hormones into your body, and after 7 days you simply remove the old patch and replace it with a new one. After 3 weeks, you take a week without the patch, and then you start the routine again. You may get some bleeding during that break.
The ring is a contraception method you only need to remember once a month. It is placed in the vagina, where it releases hormones locally, and you replace it with a new one after 4 weeks. The contraceptive injection has a similar routine – it is administered by your doctor or nurse every 8 to 13 weeks depending on the type.
Every few years
If you'd rather not have a daily, weekly, or monthly routine with your contraception, there are still options available to you. The hormonal coil and the contraceptive implant are both hormonal methods administered by your doctor or nurse. Once fitted, they keep working for up to 3 to 5 years. The copper coil works for even longer. This non-hormonal method can work for up to 5 to 10 years once fitted.
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Speak to a healthcare professional for advice and support on your contraceptive needs.