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Hating hormones: what you need to know about hormonal contraception

Eleonore Bridier Advice, Blog, Contraception

There is a trend at the moment of people forgoing hormonal contraception in favour of natural contraception alternatives[1] Many health blogs and websites are touting the benefits of hormone-free, or non-hormonal contraception. As with anything that encourages us to take a closer look at our health, this is largely a positive phenomenon. We should always be aware of what we’re …

Contraception advice: how to get the right kind

Eleonore Bridier Advice, Blog, Contraception

Many of us rely on our doctor for prescriptions, sick day certificates and telling us whether we’ve got a cold or flu. But your GP is also able to help you make decisions about your health. This includes things like giving contraception advice and helping you decide the right contraception for your body. Rather than going in blind though, it …

Finding birth control that works for you

Eleonore Bridier Advice, Blog, Contraception

Australian women got access to the birth control pill in 1961, and to say that it was a game changer would be putting it lightly. For women, having choice about if and when to have children meant they could make decisions around their future. But medical science didn’t stop there, and since the 60s has been continuously innovating and improving …

Contraception and unplanned pregnancy

The truth about abortion

Eleonore Bridier Abortion, Blog, Contraception

One in three Australian women will have an unplanned pregnancy in their lifetime.1 Many of these women will make the decision to terminate the pregnancy. No one wants to have an abortion. It’s not exactly a bucket list item that little girls grow up aspiring to tick off. The people who choose to terminate a pregnancy are doing so for …

Copper IUD

9 Facts about Copper IUDs

Eleonore Bridier Blog, Contraception

Right now, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to contraceptive options. So much so in fact, that it can be hard to know where to start. Well before you consign yourself to simply taking The Pill and forgetting about anything else, you might want to consider these awesome facts about the Copper IUD! After it’s inserted, your copper IUD …

Two women gossiping about The Pill and contraception.

Think you’re on the best contraception?

Eleonore Bridier Contraception

Oh, you’ve managed to get a prescription for the pill? Why you lucky duck! I heard they’re only giving that to the married ladies. Did you catch that Roy Rogers movie on Saturday? He looks just like Eddie don’t you think? Oh yes, we’re going steady now. Although I have to admit, I’m worried he might leave me for that …

Talking contraception

Sarah Lucy Contraception

Marie Stopes Australia is looking for parents and guardians to take part in a national survey exploring the importance of the parent-child relationship when it comes to contraception use in teenagers. Talking about sex with teenagers can be a pretty daunting task says Marie Stopes Australia’s Head of Population Health, Sarah Gafforini, but it’s vital to prevent unplanned pregnancies and …

Rural women deserve better access to abortion

Sigrid Firth Abortion, Contraception

Fear, anguish, guilt. It’s only a phone call but you can hear all of these emotions in Sarah’s* voice. Sarah has two young children. Her husband is a fly in, fly out worker on a remote mine site and they have just found out Sarah is pregnant. Sarah is raising two children under four. She has no family around her …

‘The morning after pill’: four common myths debunked

Sigrid Firth Contraception

A number of misconceptions surround the topic of emergency contraception or ‘the morning after pill’, which not only leads to confusion but could result in an unplanned pregnancy. Here we debunk four of the common myths about emergency contraception and provide you with information about accessing the method that is right for you, when you need it. 1. A 1.5mg …

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Find the best contraception method with My Best Fit

Eleonore Bridier Contraception

While most people are aware of common forms of contraception, such as the Pill and condoms, there are many more options available, a number of which provide enhanced protection against pregnancy than their better-known counterparts. So what is the best contraception method? Finding out about these other options can be difficult, particularly if you don’t have a regular GP you …

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Permanent contraception for men

Eleonore Bridier Contraception

In Australia, over 25,000 men undergo a vasectomy every year, making it one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. It offers men who have already had children or decided not to have children a highly effective and safe method of permanent contraception. In the following, we explain what happens during and after a vasectomy and address some of the …

Vasectomy what to expect

Eleonore Bridier Contraception

Vasectomy is a safe, permanent method of contraception for men who have completed their family or who have decided not to have children. Marie Stopes Australia provides expert vasectomy services across our network of clinics nationally. The following is a useful resource for men and couple thinking about vasectomy but who aren’t sure what to expect. How does vasectomy work? …

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Your Choices — Make Informed Health Decisions

Sarah Lucy Abortion, Contraception, Counselling

For over 16 years, Marie Stopes Australia has been providing Australian women & men with access to professional and non-judgemental sexual and reproductive health services. As part of our role, we are committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and accurate information about your available options, whether we’re talking about abortion, vasectomy, sexual health or contraception. ‘Your Choices’ is …