Gynaecology

Contraception


Hormonal Contraceptives


Oral contraceptive pills

  • How effective is this method?
    - 99% effective.
  • How many options are available?
    - A variety in different doses.
  • How often do I need to use it?
    - Should take your Pill daily at about the same time as prescribed.
  • How quickly can I get pregnant if I stop using it?
    - Fertility returns immediately when discontinued.
  • Do I need to see my Gynaecologist to start?
    - Yes, you need to learn to take the Pills correctly.
  • Do I need a prescription?
    - Yes.
  • Does this protect against STDs & AIDS?
    - No.


Contraceptive injections

  • How effective is this method?
    - 99% effective.
  • How many options are available?
    - 1 option.
  • How often do I need to use it?
    - 1 injection every 3 months.
  • How quickly can I get pregnant if I stop using it?
    - May take 6-12 months before you can get pregnant.
  • Do I need to see my Gynaecologist to start?
    - Yes.
  • Do I need a prescription?
    - Yes.
  • Does this protect against STDs & AIDS?
    - No.


Mirena IUS

  • How effective is this method?
    - 98% effective.
  • How many options are available?
    - 1 option.
  • How often do I need to use it?
    - Length of use is 5 years or less.
  • How quickly can I get pregnant if I stop using it?
    - Fertility returns immediately when discontinued.
  • Do I need to see my Gynaecologist to start?
    - Yes, your Gynaecologist needs to insert it.
  • Do I need a prescription?
    - Yes.
  • Does this protect against STDs & AIDS?
    - No.


Implanon NXT

  • How effective is this method?
    - 99% effective.
  • How many options are available?
    - 1 option.
  • How often do I need to use it?
    - Length of use is 3 years or less.
  • How quickly can I get pregnant if I stop using it?
    - Fertility usually returns quickly once discontinued.
  • Do I need to see my Gynaecologist to start?
    - Yes, your Gynaecologist needs to insert it.
  • Do I need a prescription?
    - Yes.
  • Does this protect against STDs & AIDS?
    - No.


NuvaRing

  • How effective is this method?
    - 99% effective.
  • How many options are available?
    - 1 option.
  • How often do I need to use it?
    - Insert 1 NuvaRing once for 3 weeks. During Week 4, the NuvaRing is removed.
  • How quickly can I get pregnant if I stop using it?
    - Fertility returns immediately when discontinued.
  • Do I need to see my Gynaecologist to start?
    - Yes, you need to learn how to insert the Nuvaring into the vagina correctly.
  • Do I need a prescription?
    - Yes.
  • Does this protect against STDs & AIDS?
    - No.

Nonhormonal Contraceptives


Male condom

  • How effective is this method?
    - 90% effective when used with spermicide.
  • How many options are available?
    - A variety of styles, sizes, colours, materials & textures.
  • How often do I need to use it?
    - Every time you have intercourse.
  • How quickly can I get pregnant if I stop using it?
    - Immediate fertility.
  • Do I need to see my Gynaecologist to start?
    - No.
  • Do I need a prescription?
    - No.
  • Does this protect against STDs & AIDS?
    - Yes.


Intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD)

  • How effective is this method?
    - 98% effective.
  • How many options are available?
    - 1 option.
  • How often do I need to use it?
    - Length of use is 3-5 years or less.
  • How quickly can I get pregnant if I stop using it?
    - Fertility returns immediately when discontinued.
  • Do I need to see my Gynaecologist to start?
    - Yes, your Gynaecologist needs to insert it.
  • Do I need a prescription?
    - Yes.
  • Does this protect against STDs & AIDS?
    - No.

Permanent Methods


Sterilisation

  • How effective is this method?
    - Greater than 99% effective.
  • How many options are available?
    - 2 options - laparoscopic clips or transvaginal micro-inserts.
  • How often do I need to use it?
    - Permanent & irreversible.
  • How quickly can I get pregnant if I stop using it?
    - You will no longer be able to get pregnant.
  • Do I need to see my Gynaecologist to start?
    - Yes, your Gynaecologist will perform the procedure.
  • Do I need a prescription?
    - Gynaecologist consult required.
  • Does this protect against STDs & AIDS?
    - No.

 
Clinic Operating Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays
321 Clementi (WE Cinema Mall)
Block 321 #01-05, Clementi Ave 3
Singapore 129905
Tel: 6873 3383
Fax: 6873 3373
After office: 6535 8833

Email: gynaemdclementi@singnet.com.sg
Website: www.GynaeMDClementi.com.sg