Birth Control

Peace of mind and optimal wellbeing

Depending on the phase of a woman’s life, the criteria for choosing birth control vary greatly. Whether you’re first considering birth control, have just had a baby or are planning to have another child later on, or your personal situation has changed and you are considering different birth control options – it’s important to find the best and safest method for you.

There are now lots of different birth control methods. They differ in how they are used, their reliability and risks. Before deciding on a specific birth control, it is therefore important to obtain detailed information and to undergo a gynaecological exam to determine your health status.

We will gladly provide information about the latest developments.

Whether you’re interested in the pill, IUD, hormone implant or a hormonal IUS – here at our gynaecological clinic we will gladly provide information about modern long-term birth control methods and the latest developments. Together we will choose a suitable method which is right for your age, your personal situation – and which promotes your wellbeing.

Benefits of modern contraceptives at a glance

  • they are extremely reliable and tolerable
  • they can be selected to suit your age and personal needs
  • they ensure optimal wellbeing
  • a low dose of hormones ensures fewer side effects.

Please contact us with any questions. Choosing the best birth control for you is important to us.

Specific services at a glance:

The birth control injection is a hormonal contraceptive containing gestagen medroxyprogesterone as an alternative to birth control pills, and like the pill it prevents ovulation. It is injected into the woman’s gluteus muscle every three months.
The Pearl Index (birth control effectiveness) is 0.3-1.4.

This hormonal contraceptive implant was approved in Germany in 2000. It is marketed under the trade name Implanon.

It is a thin, flexible plastic rod which contains etonogestrel, a sex hormone. It is implanted under the skin of the upper arm. Once in place it slowly releases the hormone to achieve the same effect as the birth control pill. It inhibits ovulation and changes the mucosa of the cervix, the uterine lining and the ovaries. This provides the woman with reliable birth control for the next three years.

The physician implants the rod under the skin on the inside of the upper arm under local anaesthetic. The birth control can also be removed by the physician if the woman no longer wishes to use it.
The Pearl Index is less than 0.1.

An intrauterine device, commonly known as an IUD, is a medical device used for birth control which is inserted into the woman’s uterus. There is a difference between the active principle of copper/gold IUDs and the hormonal IUD, which is also called an intrauterine system (IUS). The copper/gold IUD consists of a fine copper/gold coil wrapped around a plastic device about 2.5 to 3.5 cm in size. Many copper/gold IUDs used today are T-shaped, but they can also come in other styles, such as loops or the in the shape of the number 7. The purpose of the different shapes is to ensure the IUD is seated as securely as possible in the uterine cavity whilst still being easy to remove.
All the details of the active principle are not fully clear. Many different mechanisms are under discussion – e.g. that copper ions have a toxic and inhibiting effect on sperm, which causes a reduction in the mobility and lifespan of the sperm. How long the IUD remains in the body is based on the manufacturer of the respective IUD, with a maximum of three to five years recommended for most copper IUDs.
Gold IUDs can remain in the uterus for up to seven years.
The Pearl Index of the copper/gold IUD is about 0.9-3.

These are thin, saucer-shaped caps made from latex or silicon which the woman inserts into the vagina herself together with a spermicide. The diaphragm is inserted a maximum of two hours prior to intercourse and can be left in place for at least 8 hours. The optimal size of the diaphragm and the correct position (critical to achieve a contraceptive effect) can be determined during a gynaecological examination.
The Pearl Index of the diaphragm is 0.8-7.

The copper-containing GyneFix®is a modern, non-hormonal contraceptive implant developed with the criterion of providing high reliability and effectiveness whilst also causing the least possible number of side effects. The GyneFix® is inserted into the uterus and is considered a long-term contraceptive. One big advantage of this contraceptive is that you don’t need to remember to take it every day. GyneFix® is comfortable. Once inserted you don’t need to worry about birth control for five years. And there is no chance of effectiveness being lost due to usage or intake errors.

The GyneFix® copper IUD consists of small copper elements which are arranged on a surgical strand like beads. The top end of the GyneFix® copper IUD is fixed to the fundus of the uterus using a special technique. This makes rejection or slipping virtually impossible.

More information about GyneFix®

The fees for the particular services are based on the medical fee schedule (GOÄ) and can be requested at the reception. For additional services please refer to the info binder at our office. We’re happy to advise you.

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