Contraceptive Methods

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Contraceptive Methods

Mirena® (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) IUD, Copper IUD, Pills and Others




Graduate doctor at UnB

The University of Brasília (Portuguese: Universidade de Brasília, UnB) is a federal public university in Brasília, the capital of Brazil. It was founded in 1960 and has since consistently been named among the top five Brazilian universities and the top twenty universities in South America by Times Higher Education (THE).


Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics


Post Graduation in Orthomolecular Practice in Medicine Pontifical Catholic University of Niterói (Rio de Janeiro)

Adept of Integrative Medicine


Extensive academic training in Brazil and abroad

More than 25 Years Dedicated to the Care of Women

Care for the health of the woman who goes beyond the office


Why consult an experienced physician to choose the best contraceptive?

“Currently 41% of pregnancies are not planned. The arrival of a child implies profound physiological, emotional, psychological and economic changes in people’s lives.”

There are adequate methods of contraception for all women. Consultation with the experienced and up-to-date gynecologist guides you in the most appropriate choice you provide:



Acne Improvement

Improvement of TPM

Improve colic

Improvement of headache

Control of the menstrual cycle

Interruptmenses (if this is the option)

Adequate methods if the woman needs to use continuously drugs such as anticonvulsants, for diabetics treatment, anticoagulants and others.

Evaluate effects on weight, swelling and cellulite

Action on the libido (sexual desire in use of the method)

Inside the medical interviewDr. Ana LuizaRios performs a thorough evaluation of the conditions of the woman desirous of using a method. Among several aspects evaluated are included:

Family history

Varicose veins

Hepatic function (liver)

Blood pressure and Weight


Breast examination

Genital organs (vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus and ovaries)

Thyroid Function

Glycaemia and Pre-diabetes (pancreatic function)

Hormonal evaluation




Main Types of Contraceptives:

Condom for Men and Women

Diaphragm (contraceptive) and Sponge

Birth control pills

Adhesive and Ring

Hormonal Injections

IUD (Intrauterine Device)

Hormone Implants

Perception of Fertility


Vasectomy for Men

Tubal Ligation


Click on the links above to learn more about each technique.


After the prescription of the method, the patient is periodically reassessed to follow the adaptation to the method and make any changes that may be requested.


As  you should take the contraceptive pill?

The pill should be taken daily, without forgetting, preferably always at the same time. The first pill should be take on the first day of menstrual bleeding. Some cards contains 21 and others 24 tablets, but you should always follow the 28 day cycle.


Can you start taking the pill after the first day of the cycle?

Getting the use of the contraceptive pill on the first day of menstruation is the safest way to prevent pregnancy immediately.

Some countries indicate the start of use on the fifth day, but use can be initiated at any time. However, in these cases, contraception will only be avoided in the start of the second card.


After how long does the pill take effect?

If you start taking the first day of the menstrual cycle, and take it properly as directed by your doctor, you are already protected. If it started in the middle of the cycle, it is necessary to wait for the next cycle for total protection.


How long can you take the missed pill?

Ideally, take the pill within 12 hours after your usual time. If forgetfulness is at the beginning of thedrug car screenthere is a risk of pregnancy and it is ideal to use other contraceptive methods. If the forgetfulness is two or more pills, the indicated is to stop the pill, wait for the menstrual bleeding and then to start a new card.