Important update on oral contraceptives

Contraception alert: Because of the shortage of a key ingredient in oral contraceptives (ethinylestradiol) on the world market the supply of certain brands may be limited until the second half of 2019.

Affected brands include Minulet, Triquilar ED and Microgynon 20ED. Speak with your GP or pharmacist if this shortage affects you in order so you can plan ahead.

We are in the fortunate position to have very skilled doctors at Eleanor Clinic and offer long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). Mirena, IUD and Implant are not only some of the most effective forms of contraception. They also don’t depend on you remembering to take or use them. Where there’s nothing to remember there’s also nothing to forget.

Depending on which LARC product you chose your contraceptive needs are covered for 3-5 years. And if you would like to change to a different contraceptive option at any point or are wanting to become pregnant, they are easily removed and your fertility returns quickly.

Choice is great. But it also can be confusing at times. We are always happy to sit down with you and from all available options find the form of contraception that works best for you and your current circumstances.