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Triple S Diagnostic & Clinic Ltd

Clinic, Diagnostic Centre, Consultancy & Pharmacy

Triple S Diagnostic & Clinic Ltd

Clinic, Diagnostic Centre, Consultancy & Pharmacy

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Holding No: 72/1 / F, Progoti Soroni Badda, Gulshan, Dhaka-1212.
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FAQ

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Male Condom

The male condom is an effective short-term, barrier method of contraception for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

  • The condom works reasonably well at preventing a pregnancy but its ability to stop a pregnancy largely depends it being used it properly every time a couple has sex. This means it must be worn from the start to the finish of the sex act and a new one must be used for every sex act
  • In a perfect world, if one hundred women used condoms properly with their partners every time they had sex and carried on with their normal sex life then one or two of those women would fall pregnant while using only condoms
  • But condoms are not always used properly – risks of pregnancy are much higher with typical use – 15 out of 100 women would fall pregnant.
  • It can be used straight after an abortion
  • You only need to use condoms when you have sex
  • If they are used for any type of sexual activity then they help to protect against most sexually transmitted infections, including HIV
  • Male condoms come in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures
  • Male condoms do not have any side effects and will not affect monthly bleeding patterns or weight.
  • Male condoms can sometimes slip off or break, which is why they are not always as good as some other forms of contraceptive.  Never use any oil-based lubricant with a condom as it will make it more likely to break during sex
  • If the condom breaks or tears or falls off during sex, then you may need to go to a pharmacy or doctor to use an alternative emergency contraception immediately afterwards to prevent pregnancy
  • Because of the latex, male condoms will create a different sexual sensation than sex without a condom
  • Some people are sensitive or allergic to certain types of condoms made of latex and this could cause irritation to the man’s penis or the woman’s vagina, though this is rare. In general condoms do not cause an irritation to either partner.

Carefully tear open the foil packaging (don’t use your teeth), making sure not to rip the latex condom inside. Before any contact is made between the penis and the vagina place the condom at the head of the erect penis. Squeeze the tip of the condom between your thumb and forefinger to prevent air being trapped and unroll the condom all the way to the base of the erect penis.

After ejaculation, withdraw the penis while it is still erect, holding the condom firmly in place at the base of the penis. Slide the condom off the penis, taking care not to spill any semen or to allow the penis to come into contact with the vagina. Although very rare, it is always good practice to check that the condom did not break before. Dispose of the used condom hygienically – tie the top so that nothing spills out and throw it in a rubbish bin (not in the toilet as it may cause a blockage).

Intrauterine device (IUD)

The IUD is a small, T-shaped device that is fitted/placed in the womb and provides contraceptive protection for up to ten years. It is only available to women who already have at least one child.

The IUD works very well at preventing a pregnancy. If 100 women used the IUD for a year and carried on with their normal sex life, then only 1 of those women would fall pregnant during that period.

  • The IUD is easy to use. Once in place, you do not need to think about it or do anything until it needs replacing. Depending on the IUD it can last up to 10 years.
  • You can get the IUD removed whenever you want. Your previous fertility will return immediately after the IUD is removed.
  • It can be placed in your womb directly after childbirth or at the time of an abortion, and works as soon as you put it in.
  • An IUD requires a simple, small procedure to fit and remove it.
  • It does not interrupt sex. Neither you nor your partner should be aware of the IUD during sex. If you experience any discomfort you should have the positioning of your IUD checked by your provider.
  • The most common side effect of IUD is heavier, more uncomfortable or prolonged periods. Some women might also experience light spotting between periods, especially in the first few months after insertion, just before menstruation is due. In most cases these side effects usually settle down after the first two to three months.
  • The IUD may cause a slight increase in vaginal discharge but it does not cause a rise in infections as long as it is put in properly by a trained person. You should not have an IUD put in if you think you already have an infection in your womb – your health provider will check for this before inserting an IUD. The IUD does not get rusty.
  • Some women may want to return to their provider six weeks after the IUD is fitted to check it is in the right place. In rare cases a woman’s body might reject the IUD and push it out.
  • Unlike condoms, it does not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

It is rare for the IUD to fall out or move. Most women can self-examine and feel the small, very thin thread attached to the end of the IUD which comes out of the cervix and into the vagina. When you have the IUD inserted make sure your carer shows you how to find the thread so you feel confident to find it again.

Please be aware that the IUD is only available to women who already have at least one child. If you do not already have at least one child, please consider one of the many other forms of contraception that we offer.

Implant

The contraceptive implant is one or two small plastic rods which are about 4cm long and sit under the skin of the inside of your upper arm and prevents pregnancy for 3 to 5 years.

The implant works very well at preventing a pregnancy. If 100 women used the implant for a year and carried on with their normal sex life, then only 1 of those women would fall pregnant during that period.

Because women don’t have to do anything once they have the implant inserted, there is no risk of user error affecting how well it works.

  • Once in place, you don’t need to think about it or do anything until it needs replacing, which can be up to either 3 or 5 years depending on the type of implant you are using.
  • If you want to get pregnant before that time you can simply have the implant removed at any time. Your previous fertility will return within a month after the implant is removed.
  • You can start it straight after a miscarriage or abortion, and it works as soon as it is put in.
  • It does not interrupt sex.
  • The implant is inserted like an injection and it stays in the same place it was inserted.
  • Monthly bleeding changes are not harmful and will return to normal when you remove the implant. If the changes are irritating the irregular bleeding can be managed with additional medication.
  • Some women will continue to have regular periods with the implant.  However, most women will have a change in their bleeding pattern while using the implant. The amount of bleeding that women experience is typically the same or less than normal but the pattern or timing of the bleeding can be more random and/or spaced out. Some women may stop having monthly periods. These changes in bleeding are not harmful to a woman’s health and will return to normal when the implant is removed.  For women that have an irritating bleeding pattern in the first 3 months of use, many of them will have improvement in the next 3 months of use.
  • A small number of women may experience other side effects on the implant, such as acne, headaches, mood changes, weight gain or loss or breast tenderness. However, these symptoms usually improve over time.
  • The implant sits under the skin. There may be a very small scar where the implant is inserted but it will not be obvious to others that you have an implant.
  • Unlike condoms, it does not protect from sexually transmitted infections.