Intrauterine device (IUD)

An intrauterine device is a form of long term contraceptive device that is inserted into the womb. IUDs are usually small ‘T’ shaped devices. It is the most effective reversible long term contraception available. Types of IUD available: 1. Copper IUD The copper IUD is able to provide long term contraception for up to 5 years. It works by damaging sperms so that fertilization is disrupted. Copper also acts as a spermicide within the uterus, disrupting the motility and viability of sperms. Besides acting as a form of long term...

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Long term contraception

Nowadays, there are a variety of contraceptive methods available. However, in this topic we will be covering the options for long term contraception (LTC). Please check out our previous article on general contraceptive methods.   So why use long term contraception? Firstly LTC has a comparable success rate to the short term options such as the pill. Secondly once the LTC has been put into place it provides effective action for up to 5 years, which means that remembering to take pills everyday is a thing of the past. Thirdly, these methods...

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Many factors comes into consideration when we discuss the type of contraception that best suits the patient such as efficacy, safety, noncontraceptive benefits (for example regulating menses or reducing heavy menses), cost, side effects and personal medical history. As we all know there are various form of hormonal contraceptions and routes of administration available. Therefore, choosing the most suitable one may require you a short visit to the doctors for a better discussion. In this article, I will concentrate on the hormonal...

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Women’s Health Clinic Singapore

Dr Tan & Partners – Women’s Health Clinic Singapore Dr Tan and Partners is a GP clinic with a special focus on providing comprehensive and holistic care for Women’s Health Issues. We provide a private and comfortable setting for you to discuss your problem with our doctors. All our doctors are certified in Singapore and professionally trained to assist you in your medical needs. For lady patients who prefer female doctors, we have dedicated female Doctors to attend to you. We have 3 locations conveniently located at...

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Contraception after delivery

  After delivery, your body will readjust itself including the return of your menstrual period and with this fertility as well. Usually at your post-natal check (usually around 2 -6 weeks after delivery), your doctor will usually take this opportunity to discuss with you regarding contraceptive options. The type of contraception method that is suitable for each woman varies as it depends on you and your partner’s preference, your past medical history and also whether you are breastfeeding.   When will I be fertile again? The time...

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