If you don't want to avoid becoming pregnant, you can take a contraceptive in addition to using a condom.
Violett's doctors and health professionals can give you more information about the different birth control methods and you decide which of these suits you best.
You can contact us if you want:
- Information about contraceptives.
- A prescription for contraceptives.
- An IUD (intra-uterine device) inserted.
- A contraceptive injection.
- Get the emergency (morning-after) pill.
Intrauterine device (IUD)
- How does it work?
- An IUD is a small T- or anchor-shaped device.
- It is put in your womb and makes it difficult for sperm to survive in or enter the uterus. Consequently, a fertilised egg cannot implant itself.
- There are two types of IUDs: a copper and a hormone releasing type.
- An IUD can be inserted at any time during your menstrual cycle but preferably during your period.
- The device works for 5 years. You can have it removed at any time without any problem.
- How soon am I protected?
- The moment an IUD is inserted you are protected from pregnancy.
- Do you want to get pregnant? You can become pregnant immediately after the IUD is removed.
- Possible side effects
Side effects of the copper IUD
- Your periods continue as usual but may be heaver and last longer.
Side effects of the hormonal IUD
- Over time your periods may become lighter and even stop altogether.
- Bleeding between periods or some lower abdominal pain in the first few months.
- Likelihood of headaches, breast tenderness, acne or feeling bloated. These complaints usually disappear spontaneously. If not, consult your doctor.
- In practice
- An IUD is inserted or removed by a gynaecologist or a GP.
- Violett's doctors can also carry out this procedure by appointment.
Do you have any further questions about the IUD?
Currently we only work by appointment. Call 03 293 95 91.
Monday14.00 - 16.00Tuesday/Wednesday10.00 - 12.0018.00 - 20.00Thursday/Friday10.00 - 12.00
For general questions:
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Currently we only work by appointment. Call 09 233 47 67.
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday11.00 - 13.00
For general help and social assistance:
Monday/Tuesday13.00 - 17.00Wednesday/Thursday13.00 - 17.00Friday10.00 - 14.00
Currently we only work by appointment. Call 011 33 30 58.
Monday10.00 - 12.00Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/
For general questions and social assistance:
By phone or for an appointment