There are various options available for long-term contraception, some of which include:

  • Barrier Contraceptives such as condoms or diaphragms
  • Hormonal Contraception which are available for women in the form of patches, injection, and implants
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUD) also known as ‘the coil’ which is inserted into the vagina for 5-10 years and is around 99% effective
  • Vaginal Rings
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Female or male sterilisation (vasectomy), which are permanent methods of contraception

Ultimately, the choice of contraceptive method is dependent upon the individual’s lifestyle, health status and personal preference.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Apr 22, 2021 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 15, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm