Intrauterine device (IUD)

An intrauterine device is a form of long term contraceptive device that is inserted into the womb. IUDs are usually small ‘T’ shaped devices. It is the most effective reversible long term contraception available. Types of IUD available: 1. Copper IUD The copper IUD is able to provide long term contraception for up to 5 years. It works by damaging sperms so that fertilization is disrupted. Copper also acts as a spermicide within the uterus, disrupting the motility and viability of sperms. Besides acting as a form of long term...

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Long term contraception

Nowadays, there are a variety of contraceptive methods available. However, in this topic we will be covering the options for long term contraception (LTC). Please check out our previous article on general contraceptive methods.   So why use long term contraception? Firstly LTC has a comparable success rate to the short term options such as the pill. Secondly once the LTC has been put into place it provides effective action for up to 5 years, which means that remembering to take pills everyday is a thing of the past. Thirdly, these methods...

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Women’s Health Clinic Singapore

Dr Tan & Partners – Women’s Health Clinic Singapore Dr Tan and Partners is a GP clinic with a special focus on providing comprehensive and holistic care for Women’s Health Issues. We provide a private and comfortable setting for you to discuss your problem with our doctors. All our doctors are certified in Singapore and professionally trained to assist you in your medical needs. For lady patients who prefer female doctors, we have dedicated female Doctors to attend to you. We have 3 locations conveniently located at...

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Contraception after delivery

  After delivery, your body will readjust itself including the return of your menstrual period and with this fertility as well. Usually at your post-natal check (usually around 2 -6 weeks after delivery), your doctor will usually take this opportunity to discuss with you regarding contraceptive options. The type of contraception method that is suitable for each woman varies as it depends on you and your partner’s preference, your past medical history and also whether you are breastfeeding.   When will I be fertile again? The time...

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Menstrual period after delivery

One of the amazing benefits of being pregnant is you get to have a long break of at least 9 months from your menstrual period. After the arrival of your baby, you may be having questions like when will my period return? Will there be a difference if I am breastfeeding or formula feeding my baby? Will it be the same as before? There is no simple answer to these questions as it is difficult to say exactly when your period will return as every women’s body is different and it is also depends on how you are feeding your baby.  It is a...

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