What is the contraception visit?
At the ERGO Clinic we offer you the possibility of a visit with one of our gynecologists, experts in contraception, to inform you about the existing contraceptive methods.
We will advise you on the alternatives offered by current medicine and, depending on your personal situation, we can decide which contraceptive method is best suited to your needs.
This visit is designed for all sexually active women who wish to postpone their pregnancy with the most appropriate method according to their age, couple’s situation, children, etc. Each woman needs a different contraceptive method depending on her personal situation:
- No steady partner: barrier methods
- With a steady partner, preferably young: hormonal methods
- With stable partners, often with previous pregnancies who want a reversible method: intrauterine devices.
- With previous pregnancies, who have fulfilled their desire to become mothers: surgical methods
What contraceptive methods do we offer you?
There are several contraceptive methods, which we show you below to give you an overview of all the options available to you. Ask your gynecologist which one is right for you. At Clínica ERGO you will have the best advice and the most advanced techniques to apply the method of your choice.
- Barrier methods:
Male condom: It is a thin, elastic sheath that is placed on the erect penis before penetration. When ejaculated, the sperm remains inside, thus preventing semen from entering the vagina. 97% efficiency
Female condom: It is a thin transparent sheath that is placed in the vagina before penetration so that during intercourse the penis is covered and the semen is stored. Efficiency 95%.
Diaphragm: It is a soft latex cap that is placed in the vagina by the woman, before sexual intercourse, and fits over the cervix (neck of the womb) and acts as a physical barrier to sperm. Efficiency 92-967%.
Copper IUD: The intrauterine device (IUD) is a small plastic and copper device, usually in the shape of a T. It measures between 2.5 and 3.5 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. It is inserted into the uterine cavity through the cervix to prevent pregnancy, and the woman wears it permanently. Efficiency 98-99%.
- Barrier and hormonal methods
Hormonal Diu: It is a T-shaped plastic device that releases a hormone called progesterone into the uterus or womb, making fertilization more difficult. Efficiency +99%.
- Hormonal methods
Patch: It is a patch that releases estrogen and gestagen to prevent ovulation and is applied every week for three weeks, leaving one week off during menstruation. Efficiency 99%.
Vaginal ring: It is a plastic ring, flexible and soft, 5 cm. in diameter that is placed in the vagina for three weeks, leaving one week of rest during menstruation. Efficiency 99%.
Injectable: It consists of giving an injection of progesterone in the woman’s arm or buttocks every two months. Efficiency 99%.
Pill: There are two main types of birth control pills: combined estrogen-progesterone and progesterone alone. Both release synthetic hormones that decrease the chances of becoming pregnant. Efficiency 99%.
Contraceptive implant: This is an implant that is placed under the skin of the forearm and acts by releasing progesterone to prevent fertilization. Efficiency +99%.
- Surgical methods:
Tubal ligation: Consists of cutting or blocking the tubes in order to prevent the egg from reaching the uterus, preventing fertilization. It is performed in the operating room, under general anesthesia and lasts about 15 minutes. Efficiency 99%.
Consultation + ultrasound: 80€.
Ultrasound for IVF treatments: 80€.
Consultation + cytology: 75€.
Consultation and IUD exchange: 100€ (IUD provided by patient)