Choosing a contraceptive method from the range of options available is a matter of working out what is right for your individual situation. Whatever you decide, you need to feel confident that you are reliably protected against unplanned pregnancy.

Dr Marie clinics offer a full range of contraceptive options and contraception consultation services. We also provide safe, permanent vasectomy procedures for men.

To find out which contraception suits you best, take our My Best Fit quiz.

Long-acting reversible contraception

Dr Marie clinics offer a number of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) that provide protection against pregnancy from 3 months up to 10 years, depending on the method used. The LARC options include injections, intrauterine devices (IUD), intrauterine systems (IUS) and implants.

All of the above options are more than 99% effective, however they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). The only contraceptive method that protects against STIs is the male condom.

For more information about LARCS or to make an appointment for a Dr Marie contraception consultation, follow the links below.

Contraceptive pill

The Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill (‘the Pill’) contains the hormones oestrogen and progestogen. These hormones work together to prevent a pregnancy from occurring, mainly by stopping the ovaries from releasing an egg each month.

The Pill is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy if taken correctly every day; however, because some women occasionally forget to take a pill, or illness and some medications can interfere with the pill, the effectiveness is 92% with typical use.

Make an appointment for a Dr Marie contraception consultation or find out more about the Contraceptive Pill using the links below.

The mini pill

The Mini (progestogen-only) Pill is suitable for women who are unable to take oestrogen.

Used correctly, the Mini Pill is 99% effective but, as with the combined Pill, incorrect usage will reduce its effectivity.

Most women can take the Pill or the Mini Pill, although there are some medical conditions that preclude safe usage.

For more information, or to purchase your oral contraception online through our pharmacy partner, follow the links below.

Emergency contraception

Emergency Contraceptive Pills and intrauterine devices (IUDs) are both effective forms of emergency contraception.

Insertion of a copper intrauterine device (IUD) within 5 days of unprotected sex can be used as a form of emergency contraception, while providing effective long-term protection. To make an appointment for a Dr Marie contraception consultation or to enquire further, please use the links below.

The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (also known as the Morning After Pill or ECP) may stop a pregnancy before it starts by preventing or delaying the release of an egg from the ovaries. There are two types of Morning After Pill available in Australia.

Depending on the emergency contraceptive pill you wish to use, there are three ways you can access it: over-the-counter at your local pharmacy; with a prescription from your GP; or at your Dr Marie contraception consultation.

A script for the emergency contraceptive pill can be obtained via a telemedicine consultation and sent direct to your local pharmacy. The price of medication will vary depending on your pharmacy. This service is available 24/7, Australia-wide on 1800 732 392.