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#1 Millie8

Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:23 PM


As a 20 year old student, I really do not want a baby any time soon. I have tried the YAZ pill and loved it until i noticed my hair falling out and the dramatic weight loss and fatigue began. I'm a little too scared to go back to hormonal methods and heard about this option while in the US. Just wondering what the cost is here in Australia? I have private health insurance? It is shared with my parents however, and would prefer to pay extra and avoid having this on the receipt... Can anyone tell me the total cost including appointments and such? Any input as to side effects and the reality of apparent 50-75% increase in bleeding I have heard can result? I live in Qld, if that makes a difference in the process at all. Thanks =)

#2 TwiceTheWoman

Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

Suggest you research thoroughly first and get fully informed as much as possible; visit a women's health clinic (there is often one on uni campus) and have a chat with the family planning nurse about all the products available to you.  Ask about any possible adverse affects.
Meanwhile, keep condoms with you (just in case) till you sort out what you want.
Sorry, I know this isn't quite what you asked, but hope it helps anyway.

#3 bakesgirls

Posted 01 March 2012 - 11:39 PM

Try contacting Family Planning Australia. You can look them up online and find the nearest centre to you. They should be able to advise you on various methods of contraception and book you in if you chose to go ahead with one of the options they give you. There are various types of other IUD's that may be more suited to you. They can go through all of them with you so you have an informed choice.They are also subsidised by the government so you wouldn't have to pay much at all. They would be a great place for you to go to and get advice.

#4 Freckles

Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:37 PM

There is a link pinned at the top of this section with information about various different contraceptive options. Check it out for more info. In brief I have a copper IUD (Multiload) and love it. However I have birthed 2 babies vaginally which makes insertion easier. I do have increased spotting leading up to my period and also have heavier periods that I did before. However the non-hormonal factor is fantastic, I would never have anything else again.

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#5 Cherish

Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

The multiload was going to cost me $160. (just for the device) its not on the pbs like the mirena.

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