Birth Control & Contraception Options

Contraception advice: empowering women to make informed choices with Dr Randall Hammond

Are you considering your options for contraception? Do you want to explore different methods to find the one that suits your lifestyle and reproductive goals? Dr Randall Hammond, a highly experienced gynaecologist, understands that choosing the right contraception is a personal decision that requires careful consideration. With his expertise and compassionate approach, Dr Hammond is here to provide guidance, information, and support as you navigate your contraceptive choices.

Understanding Contraception: Taking Control of Your Reproductive Health

Contraception, also known as birth control, plays a crucial role in family planning and empowering women to take control of their reproductive health. Whether you are seeking to prevent pregnancy, space your pregnancies, or manage certain medical conditions, finding the right contraceptive method is essential. Dr Hammond is dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about contraception by providing comprehensive information, personalised advice, and expert care.

Types of Contraceptives: Exploring Your Options

There are various contraceptive methods available, each offering different benefits, effectiveness, and considerations. Dr Hammond will guide you through the different types of contraceptives, including:

  • Hormonal Contraceptives: This category includes oral contraceptive pills, contraceptive patches, vaginal rings, and hormonal injections. These methods work by releasing hormones (such as estrogen and progestin) to prevent ovulation, thinning the uterine lining, and thickening cervical mucus, making it harder for sperm to reach the egg.
  • Barrier Contraceptive Methods: Barrier contraceptives, such as male and female condoms, diaphragms, and cervical caps, physically block sperm from reaching the egg. They provide a barrier that prevents pregnancy and can also offer some protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • Intrauterine Devices (IUDs): IUDs are small, T-shaped devices inserted into the uterus. They can be either hormonal or non-hormonal. Hormonal IUDs release progestin, while non-hormonal IUDs are made of copper. Both types are highly effective and provide long-term contraception.
  • Permanent Contraceptive Methods: If you have completed your family or do not wish to have children in the future, permanent methods such as tubal ligation (for women) or vasectomy (for men) offer a permanent solution to contraception.
  • Natural Contraceptive Methods: Natural methods of contraception involve monitoring your menstrual cycle, tracking ovulation, and avoiding intercourse during fertile periods. While this method requires careful tracking and discipline, it can be effective for some individuals.

Contraceptive Implants

Long-Lasting Contraceptive Solution

The Implant Device, commonly known as Implanon, is a highly effective and convenient contraceptive method that offers long-term protection against unplanned pregnancies. This small, flexible rod is placed just beneath the skin of the upper arm by a skilled gynaecologist like Dr Hammond. It releases a steady dose of hormones, providing reliable contraception for up to three years.


One of the key advantages of the Implant Device is its remarkable effectiveness. With a failure rate of less than 1%, it is considered one of the most reliable forms of birth control available. This means you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you are protected against unintended pregnancies for an extended period. Additionally, the Implanon contraceptive does not interfere with sexual spontaneity and does not require daily maintenance like some other methods.


Another benefit of the Implant Device is its convenience. Once inserted by Dr Hammond, you don’t have to worry about remembering to take a pill every day or scheduling regular appointments for contraceptive injections. It offers a hassle-free solution for those who desire a long-term, low-maintenance contraceptive method. If you decide to become pregnant or wish to discontinue using Implanon before the three-year mark, removal is a simple procedure that can be performed by Dr Hammond..


If you’re seeking a reliable, long-lasting contraceptive method, the contraceptive implant (Implanon) may be an excellent choice for you. Consult with Dr Hammond to discuss your options and determine if this method aligns with your unique needs and preferences. Enjoy the freedom and peace of mind that comes with this convenient and effective birth control solution

What Contraceptive is Right for Me?

Dr Hammond will discuss each contraceptive option in detail, explaining their effectiveness rates, potential side effects, and any relevant considerations based on your health, lifestyle, and preferences. Together, you can determine the most suitable contraceptive method for you.

Contraception Advice for Men

Contraception is not solely the responsibility of women. Men play an essential role in family planning and contraception decisions. Dr Randall Hammond recognises the importance of including men in the conversation and providing them with the necessary information. When discussing contraception options, Dr Hammond can offer advice to men, including the benefits and considerations of male contraceptives, such as condoms or vasectomy.

For men seeking temporary contraception, condoms are an effective method that provides protection against both unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Dr Hammond can educate men about proper condom usage and help address any concerns or misconceptions they may have.

In cases where men have completed their family or do not wish to have children in the future, Dr Hammond can provide information and guidance on vasectomy, a permanent method of contraception. He will explain the procedure, discuss its effectiveness and potential side effects, and address any concerns or questions that men may have regarding vasectomy.

Dr Hammond understands that contraception decisions involve both partners, and he encourages open and honest communication between couples. By involving men in the discussion and providing them with contraception advice, Dr Hammond ensures that both partners are informed and empowered to make decisions that align with their reproductive goals and overall well-being.

Choosing the Right Contraceptive Method: Personalised Care for Your Needs

When it comes to contraception, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Dr Hammond recognises that each woman’s needs and preferences are unique, and he is committed to providing personalised care. During your consultation, he will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and understand your reproductive goals. By considering factors such as your overall health, lifestyle, future family plans, and any specific medical conditions, Dr Hammond will help you choose the contraceptive method that best suits your individual needs.


Dr Hammond’s expertise extends beyond providing contraceptive advice. If you are experiencing any side effects or complications related to your current method of contraception, he can offer solutions and alternative options. Whether you are considering switching methods, adjusting your current method, or exploring new advancements in contraceptive technology, Dr Hammond will guide you through the process with care and compassion.

Support and Follow-Up Care: Your Reproductive Health Matters

At Dr Randall Hammond’s practice, your reproductive health is of utmost importance. He is dedicated to providing on-going support and follow-up care to ensure that your chosen contraceptive method is working effectively for you. Regular check-ups and follow-up appointments allow Dr Hammond to address any concerns, monitor your overall reproductive health, and make any necessary adjustments to your contraceptive plan.

Dr Hammond believes in the power of education and believes that all women should have access to accurate information about contraception. He will provide you with the knowledge and resources necessary to make informed decisions about your reproductive health. Through compassionate care and a commitment to your well-being, Dr Hammond aims to empower you to take control of your contraceptive choices and achieve optimal reproductive health.

If you are seeking contraception advice or considering a change in your contraceptive method, Dr Randall Hammond is here to help. Schedule a consultation today to benefit from his expertise, personalised care, and dedication to your reproductive well-being. Contact our office to book an appointment and begin your journey towards informed and empowered contraceptive choices.

Feel free to call us on 033 492 0254 or drop us an email. We are located at Suite 7, Hilton Health, 3 Monzali Drive, Hilton, 3245. Your health matters to us.

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