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Contraception (Birth Control)

Contraceptives are a woman’s right. We carry an extensive range of birth control to suit your needs.

There are many types of birth control in the market now — short to long term, ones that allow you to regain fertility the moment you stop, discreet types, as well as emergency contraception.

Birth control is a personal decision. The best option based on your unique health history and priorities.

Combined oral contraceptive pill

Frequency: Daily

Pros
  • No periods except if you choose to stop taking pills during the hormone-free interval

  • Estrogen confers protection against acne and uterine cancer
Cons
  • Inconvenience of having to remember to take the pill daily especially in the first 7 days (most critical period to stop ovulation)

  • Progesterone may cause nuisance side effects such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, mood swings, vaginal inflammation and dryness (female sexual dysfunction syndrome)

  • Less discreet if you share your private spaces with someone else

Patches

Frequency: Weekly

Pros
  • Periods may become lighter and cramping may lessen

  • Fertility returns soon after discontinuing use
Cons
  • More hormonal side effects compared to pills

  • Skin irritation with patches

Injections

Frequency: Every 3 months

Pros
  • Periods may eventually stop

  • Does not contain estrogen – helpful for those who must avoid estrogen
Cons
  • May take an average of 4 months for fertility to return after stopping injections

  • Causes bone loss

  • Can cause unscheduled nuisance bleeding in first 3-6 months (let your doctor know if this happens, we can curb it)

  • Progesterone may cause nuisance side effects such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, mood swings, vaginal inflammation and dryness (female sexual dysfunction syndrome) and weight gain

Implants

Frequency: Every 3 years

Pros
  • Awareness of device position – you can always feel the device in your arm giving you the reassurance that the device is still in place

  • Quick and painless insertion with use of local anesthetic, the procedure takes only a few minutes

  • Periods may become lighter or stop entirely

  • When the implant is removed, you can become pregnant right away

  • Does not contain estrogen – helpful for women who must avoid estrogen
Cons
  • Involves a small procedure in your doctor’s clinic

  • Replacement of removal requires a small incision/cut

  • Can cause unscheduled nuisance bleeding in first 3-6 months (let your doctor know if this happens, we can curb it)

Mirena IUD

Frequency: Every 5 years

Pros
  • Stays in the uterus – you don’t feel it

  • 70% chance of stopping periods altogether

  • Discreet form of birth control

  • When the IUD is removed, you can become pregnant right away
Cons
  • Involves a small procedure, with low procedural risk of malplacement, perforation

  • Can cause unscheduled nuisance bleeding in first 3-6 months (let your doctor know if this happens, we can curb it)

  • Progesterone may cause nuisance side effects such as nausea, vomiting, bloating, mood swings, vaginal inflammation and dryness (female sexual dysfunction syndrome) and weight gain
    * the least compared to all other single hormone progesterone only devices

Copper IUD

Frequency: Every 5 years

Pros
  • No hormones at all – hence no hormonal side effects

  • Discreet form of birth control

  • When the IUD is removed, you can become pregnant right away
Cons
  • Increases risk of tracking up STD (sexually transmitted diseases) like chlamydia and gonorrhoea into the uterus and pelvis causing pelvis inflammatory disease

  • Heavier periods and more cramping

Emergency Pills

Frequency: For emergencies only

Pros
  • Prevents pregnancy after sex, as opposed to before

  • Ella® is 99% effective and can be taken within 5 days of having unprotected sex

  • No long-term or severe side effects
Cons
  • May cause nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, breast pain, or belly pain for 1-2 days after taking the pills

  • Your next period may come a few days early or a few days late

  • Spotting

We’re here to answer even the most sensitive and intimate questions. Take the first step, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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No regrets calling up for a consultation to get our concerns sorted out! Lovely responsive team to work with and Dr Jess was professional, warm & friendly and answered all of our questions. Really appreciate the extra time she put in to talk to us. 🙂 Thanks so much! Will highly recommend!
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2020-08-28
Dr Jess is an amazing doctor with a beautiful heart. What I really love about her is that is super realistic. She does not promise rapid/fake results. She is very humble and I really like it that spent her time to talk and explain to me about my condition in detail. I have been to so many other doctors for the same. They will just talk briefly and try to push me to start the treament on the spot / nurses will start discussing on pricing.Wasted my time and money in the wrong clinic before. However, Dr Jess is just different.She is not greedy. Very helpful and high level of professionlism and empathy.And her staff Hani is super sweet too. Customer service top notch. Sometime I send message so late when i need something urgently. Hani will still reply to me patiently. I am so lucky I finally found the best doctor and her assitant for my lady needs 🙂 . I only have one regret-I didnt find them earlier.
Maria Lara
Maria Lara
2020-06-30
I am soooooo glad I went here to have my concernssorted. I have no words how comfortable I am after she had me checked up. Her hands are very light aswell. It's like having a class about our body parts. She explained my result that I had back in Bangkok than the doctor I had there. How I wish there is someone like her that will make sure all our questions and concerns are answered. She's the best of best. Highly recommend her. Price is reasonable too. Just thank you Dr.Jess and her assistant Aisyah. Have a wonderful day always.
Lynn Tang
Lynn Tang
2020-06-17
Dr Jess is great - she explains things well and is very patient and helpful.