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Dr Diana Mansour answers your questions

  • What type of questions should a woman be asking their healthcare professional to ensure they make the right contraceptive choice?
  • What type of questions the healthcare professional might ask?
  • What type of investigations might be carried out by a healthcare professional?
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Choosing your contraceptive

Before visiting your healthcare professional to discuss contraception you should think carefully about what questions to ask, to make sure you choose the contraceptive that is suitable for you.

Topics you may want to discuss with your healthcare professional include: the ease of use/convenience associated with each type of contraceptive; effectiveness in preventing pregnancy; side-effects; return to fertility; whether previous or current medical conditions prevent you from using certain types of contraceptives; effects on your periods; use during breastfeeding; placement and removal procedures.