Contraceptive Pill and Contraception options 2017-09-12T23:23:56+00:00

Contraception & the Contraceptive Pill

About Contraception
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A guide to your contraceptive options

About Contraception

Choosing the type of contraception that best suits your needs involves several important factors, including your age, lifestyle, medical history and plans for future pregnancy. Qoctor can provide online prescriptions for the combined oral contraceptive pill and mini pill (progesterone only pill), and will help you make the choice that’s right for you.  If you’d like to know more about all forms of contraception, check out our helpful contraception guide below.

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Qoctor can guide you safely through getting a prescription for the pill or mini-pill. You can choose to have a paper prescription sent to your home, workplace or local pharmacy. Or for added convenience, order your medication online- Qoctor can send it to you via express delivery, wherever you are in Australia!

  • Qoctor’s online doctor fee is just $19.99- this includes standard postage for your prescription or medication
  • If you’re just getting a paper prescription, that’s it!
  • If you order medication for delivery, the pharmacy price of the product you choose will make up the rest of the cost
  • If you want express delivery, it’s an extra $4.99
  • And we’ll always let you know about cheaper generic versions, where available!
Contraceptive Pill

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Mini Pill (Progesterone only Pill)

ImageNameMeta Active Ingredient/sMeta Dosage(s)Meta RepeatsPriceMeta Cheaper Alternative/sBuy
Noriday 28Norethisterone350mcg1$19.99$32.24None19.99
MicrolutLevonorgestrel30mcg1$19.99$33.49None19.99

The Pill (Combined Oral Contraception Pill)

ImageNameMeta Active Ingredient/sMeta Dosage(s)Meta RepeatsPriceMeta Cheaper Alternative/sBuy
Zoely*Estradiol/Nomogestrol acetate1.5mg/2.5mg2$19.99$94.98None19.99
Qlaira*Estradiol valerate/DienogestSequentially: 3;2;2;1mg/0;2;3;0mg2$19.99$106.98None19.99
Valette*Ethinylestradiol/Dienogest30mcg/2mg2$19.99$92.98None19.99
Yasmin*Ethinestradiol/Drospirenone30mcg/3mg2$19.99$94.49Petibelle*19.99
Petibelle*Ethinestradiol/Drospirenone30mcg/3mg2$19.99$89.98None19.99
Yaz Flex*Ethinestradiol/Drospirenone20mcg/3mg2$19.99$103.4919.99
Yaz*Ethinestradiol/Drospirenone20mcg/3mg2$19.99$94.9819.99
Laila-35*Ethinylestradiol/Cyproterone acetate35mcg/2mg2$19.99$33.98None19.99
Juliet-35*Ethinylestradiol/Cyproterone acetate35mcg/2mg2$19.99$57.98Estelle 35 . Laila 3519.99
Jene-35* (not currently available)Ethinylestradiol/Cyproterone acetate35mcg/2mg2Estelle 35 . Laila 35
Estelle-35*Ethinylestradiol/Cyproterone acetate35mcg/2mg2$19.99$33.98None19.99
Diane-35*Ethinylestradiol/Cyproterone acetate35mcg/2mg2$19.99$87.98Estelle 35 . Laila 3519.99
Carolyn-35* (not currently available)Ethinylestradiol/Cyproterone acetate35mcg/2mg2Estelle 35 . Laila 35
Brenda-35*Ethinylestradiol/Cyproterone acetate35mcg/2mg2$19.99$39.98Estelle 35 . Laila 3519.99
Minulet*Ethinylestradiol/Gestodene30mcg/75mcg2$19.99$52.98None19.99
Madeline*Ethinylestradiol/Desogestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$99.95None19.99
Marvelon 28*Ethinylestradiol/Desogestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$103.95Madeline19.99
Norinyl-1 28 dayMestranol/Norethisterone50mcg/1000mcg1$19.99$32.49None19.99
Norimin-1 28 dayEthinylestradiol/Norethisterone35mcg/1000mcg1$19.99$32.49None19.99
Brevinor-1 28 dayEthinylestradiol/Norethisterone35mcg/1000mcg1$19.99$42.24Norimin-1 28 day19.99
Norimin 28 dayEthinylestradiol/Norethisterone35mcg/500mcg1$19.99$32.49None19.99
Brevinor 28 dayEthinylestradiol/Norethisterone35mcg/500mcg1$19.99$42.24Norimin 28 day19.99
Triquilar EDEthinylestradiol/LevonorgestrelSequentially: 30;40;30mcg/50;75;125mcg1$19.99$43.98Logynon ED . Trimefe 2819.99
TriphasilEthinylestradiol/LevonorgestrelSequentially: 30;40;30mcg/50;75;125mcg1$19.99$44.49Logynon ED . Trimefe 2819.99
Trifeme 28Ethinylestradiol/LevonorgestrelSequentially: 30;40;30mcg/50;75;125mcg1$19.99$31.49None19.99
Logynon EDEthinylestradiol/LevonorgestrelSequentially: 30;40;30mcg/50;75;125mcg1$19.99$31.49None19.99
Microgynon 50 EDEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$31.49None19.99
Micronelle 30 EDEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$32.98Microgynon 50 ED19.99
Eleanor 150/30 EDEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$32.98Microgynon 50 ED19.99
Evelyn 150/30 EDEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$31.98Microgynon 50 ED19.99
NordetteEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$43.24Microgynon 50 ED19.99
MonofemeEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$32.98Microgynon 50 ED19.99
Microgynon 30 EDEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$41.98Microgynon 50 ED19.99
Levlen EDEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$32.98Microgynon 50 ED19.99
Femme-Tab ED 30/150Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel30mcg/150mcg1$19.99$32.98Microgynon 50 ED19.99
Micronelle 20 EDEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel20mcg/100mcg2$19.99$29.98None19.99
LoetteEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel20mcg/100mcg2$19.99$54.49Femme-Tab ED 20/100 . Micronelle 20 ED19.99
Microlevlen EDEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel20mcg/100mcg2$19.99$59.24Femme-Tab ED 20/100 . Micronelle 20 ED19.99
Microgynon 20 EDEthinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel20mcg/100mcg2$19.99$59.98Femme-Tab ED 20/100 . Micronelle 20 ED19.99
Femme-Tab ED 20/100Ethinylestradiol/Levonorgestrel20mcg/100mcg1$19.99$29.98None19.99

Contraception Guide – understanding your options

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Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill

( COCP or “the pill”)

91% effective

The combined oral contraceptive pill prevents pregnancy by stopping ovulation. It is taken daily for 21 days in a row, then 7 inactive or “sugar pills” are taken, during which a woman will have a withdrawal bleed like a period.  Some women may skip the sugar pills and take the active pills back-to-back for several months at a time to avoid having periods.

Progesterone Only Pill

(the POP or “mini pill”)

91% effective

The progesterone online pill must be taken every day during the same 3 hour period. There are no inactive or sugar pills. It works by thickening the mucus in the cervix, preventing sperm from getting through to fertilise the egg. In some women, it prevents ovulation.

Contraceptive vaginal ring

(Nuvaring ®

91% effective

This is a small flexible plastic ring which a woman can easily insert into her vagina. It stays in place for 3 weeks, and is removed for one week during which a period will occur. A new ring is inserted after that. It contains the same hormones as the combined oral contraceptive pill, but they are released into the vagina instead of the gut.

Contraceptive Diaphragm

88% effective

Diaphragms are soft flexible domes made of silicone or latex, which act as a barrier, preventing the sperm getting to the egg. They are fitted inside the vagina and cover the cervix.

Condoms

82% effective

Popular and widely available, condoms act as a barrier to sperm entering the vagina.

Mirena® Coil (IUS)

99.8% effective

The Mirena Coil or Intra-uterine System (IUS) is a small T-shaped plastic device that is fitted inside the uterus and slowly releases a progesterone hormone. It causes thickening of the mucus in the cervix, so sperm cannot get through. It also prevents a pregnancy attaching to the wall of the uterus. A doctor or nurse must fit it, in a procedure similar to having a pap smear.

Click here if you need a referral to a gynaecologist to discuss having a Mirena Coil inserted

The Copper Coil or IUD

99.2% effective

This is a small T-shaped coil made of plastic and copper. A doctor or nurse must fit it, in a procedure similar to a pap smear. The copper kills sperm.

Long-acting contraceptive injection / depo injection

94% effective

This is an injectable progesterone hormone which lasts for 12 weeks.

Qoctor does not offer prescriptions for the long-acting contraceptive injection- if you’d like to discuss this option, we suggest you speak to your GP or family planning clinic

Implanon ® (subdermal implant/rod/bar)

99.95% effective

The implant is about the size and shape of a matchstick. It is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. The doctor will give local anaesthetic injection to numb the area first. It contains the hormone progestogen, which stops the ovary from releasing an egg and thickens the cervical mucus so sperm cannot get through.

Qoctor does not offer prescriptions for the subdermal contraceptive implant/ Implanon- if you’d like to discuss this option, we suggest you speak to your GP or family planning clinic

Tubal Ligation

Tubal occlusion by metal microinsert is 99.8% effective

Tubal ligation is 99.5% effective

This is an operation performed via keyhole surgery by a gynaecologist. The fallopian tubes are clipped or blocked, to prevent the egg getting into the uterus. It is very effective. It involves an operation under a general anaesthetic. It should be viewed as a permanent and irreversible loss of fertility, so you need to be sure you don’t want any more children.

Click here if you need a referral to a gynaecologist to discuss a tubal ligation

Vasectomy- this option is for the male partner

This is a minor operation carried out under local anaesthetic which involves cutting the tubes that transfer sperm to the penis. It is very effective and should be viewed as a permanent and irreversible loss of fertility. So, a man needs to be absolutely sure he does not want any more children.

Qoctor offers referrals for men to have a vasectomy- find out more