Choosing your method of contraception highly depends on your personal life circumstances and an individual evaluation of pros and cons.
The birth control pill works by stopping sperm from joining with an egg. The hormones in the pill stop ovulation. No ovulation means there’s no egg hanging around for sperm to fertilize, so pregnancy can’t happen.
A contraceptive implant is a 4cm long and 2mm thin soft plastic rod. Contraceptive implants are inhibits ovulation for three years.
The contraceptive vaginal ring is a small, flexible, plastic ring with 54mm outside diameter and 4mm thickness, that is inserted in the vagina. The ring contains the same hormones (progestin and estrogen) found in most birth control pills and inhibits ovulation.
Intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, flexible plastic frame, surrounded from a small hormone cylinder by which a small amount of a progestin is constantly released into the uterus. This leads to a thickening of the mucus in the cervix, which hinders the sperm to rise. The growth of the mucous membrane of the uterus is suppressed, which reduces or completely stops bleeding.
The copper coil (or IUD) is made of plastic and copper. It's put into the womb during menstruation and lasts 3 to 5 years. The copper stops the sperm and egg from surviving inside the womb and fallopian tubes, so sperm cannot fertilise an egg.
The depot injection is a long-term contraceptive. It contains the hormone progestin in high doses and inhibits ovulation over a period of about 12 weeks. Depending on the preparation, the three-month injection is administered into the muscles or under the skin.
The birth control patch is a thin, beige or transparent patch. The combination of the hormones progesterone and estrogen in the patch prevents ovulation and therefore a pregnancy. The Patch sticks on the first day of menstruation to the skin and will changed once a week for 3 weeks ..... then one week off.
From July 1st 2023, medicines can be sent via e-prescription (independent of ELGA).
All persons insured in Austria can pick up their medication with a health insurance e-prescription at any Austrian pharmacy - but not at web/online pharmacies! Private prescriptions cannot be sent - they have to be collected at the practice.
As of July 1st 2023, the e-card must be inserted at the practice once per quarter so that the e-prescription is activated for 90 days.
After we received and checked the results we proceed as follows:
1. In case of an urgent result that is subject to treatment we contact you actively and communicate the necessary steps (therapy, appointment, prescription, ...).
2. If you have not heard of us within 2 weeks, you can be assured that your results do not require any further medical clarification or treatment. In this case, even if the result deviates from the reference range, we offer you to ask within your next regular appointment.
Currently we are not able to answer your e-mails regarding that matter due to high influx of e-mails. We kindly ask you for your understanding. Thank you.