Intrauterine devices (IUD) have become a popular contraceptive option for women. IUDs such as the Mirena®, Kyleena®, or Copper devices, are long-acting, reversible forms of contraception. IUDs are highly effective at preventing pregnancy. Queen Street Medical Centre conveniently offers IUD insertions in our modern, well-equipped consultation rooms.
Dr Ria Warfe and Dr Leisha Weissenberger are available for IUD insertion of Mirena®, Kyleena® or Copper devices. Dr Ria & Dr Leisha are both female GPs with special interest in women’s health. Before booking an IUD insertion procedure, you must book a pre-insertion appointment to discuss if this contraception is the right choice for you. Click here to learn more about Dr Ria Warfe.
Mirena is a small, T-shaped device that slowly releases small amounts of a progesterone hormone called levonorgestrel (LNg). It provides contraception to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years. Mirena insertion is a simple non-surgical procedure, and will be placed by the GP at Queen Street Medical Centre. Once Mirena is placed, we ask you to stay at Queen Street Medical Centre for observation for a short time. This low maintenance birth control option only requires a monthly thread check, which the GP will explain during your pre-insertion consultation. Mirena contains a higher amount of hormone (levonorgestrel) than the Kyleena device, and can also help women manage heavy menstrual periods. If you want to become pregnant, you can have the Mirena removed by the GP at any time within the 5 years, and immediately start trying for pregnancy.
Similarly to Mirena, Kyleena is a small T-shaped device that is made of soft, flexible plastic that slowly releases small amounts of a progesterone hormone called levonorgestrel. Kyleena is slightly smaller size than Mirena and contains lower amounts of the levonorgestrel hormone. Like Mirena, Kyleena insertion is simple, non-surgical and takes just a few minutes to insert. We will ask you to remain at Queen Street Medical Centre for a short time for observation. Kyleena provides contraception to prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years and is a highly effective contraception method. It can be used whether or not you’ve had a baby, and contains no oestrogen or latex.
The copper intrauterine device (IUD) is a small, T-shaped device with copper wire around the plastic frame. Copper IUD contains no hormones. Instead, it slowly releases small amounts of copper into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. The copper is toxic to sperm and eggs (ova), thereby preventing fertilisation (pregnancy). The IUD insertion is performed as a simple, non-surgical procedure, similar to the Mirena and Kyleena devices. Dr Ria or Dr Leisha will discuss the procedure and after-care during your initial consultation. Copper devices can provide effective contraception for up to 10 years before needing to be removed or replaced. Once removed, you can immediately start trying for pregnancy if you want to become pregnant.
If you have any questions about IUD Insertions, please contact our friendly reception team on 3229 9355.