LONG-ACTING REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTION

At Greenslopes Day Surgery we offer a range of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) methods for your consideration including hormonal and non-hormonal options. 

All of our LARC options are highly effective and are greater than 99% successful at preventing a pregnancy.

To make your experience more comfortable we can offer Intrauterine Devices (IUD's) insertion under general anaesthetic.

Implanon implants are inserted under local anaesthetic which temporarily numbs the area. 

No GP referral or scripts required!

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MIRENA IUD

A Mirena IUD is one of the most effective forms of birth control

  • Is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for up to 7 years

  • Less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women in a year 

  • The first and only hormone-releasing IUD that is FDA-approved to treat heavy periods—also known as heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) for up to 5 years— in women who choose an IUD for birth control 

Get to know the details on Mirena

  • Small and T-shaped

  • Made of soft, flexible plastic

  • Placed in your uterus by a healthcare professional who can remove it at any time in case your plans change

  • Can be used whether or not you’ve had a baby

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KYLEENA IUD

A Kyleena IUD is a highly effective, low-hormone birth control

  • Kyleena is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy for each year of use, and 98.6% effective over 5 years

  • That means less than 1 pregnancy per 100 women in a year, and less than 2 pregnancies per 100 women over 5 years


More details about the smallest, lowest⁠⁠⁠​⁠-⁠hormone 5-year IUD

  • T-shaped and made of soft, flexible plastic

  • Placed in your uterus by a healthcare professional, who can remove it at any time in case your plans change

  • Can be used whether or not you’ve had a baby

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COPPER IUD

A copper IUD is a small device with a fine copper wire wrapped around a plastic frame. It's placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. A fine nylon thread is attached to the IUD - the thread comes out through the cervix into the top end of the vagina.

Maximum Duration: 5 or 10 year options available 

Effectiveness: Over 99%

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IMPLANON IMPLANT

Implanon is a brand of contraceptive implant.


It is a thin, plastic rod (4cm x 2mm) containing the hormone Progesterone. This device is inserted underneath the skin of the upper inner arm with a local anaesthetic, where it continuously releases a low dose of a Progesterone into the bloodstream which prevents ovulation.

Maximum Duration: 3 years
Effectiveness: Over 99%