Family Planning and Birth Control
Family Planning and Birth Control provides couples with many types of contraception available, each with its set of advantages and disadvantages. Family planning services were introduced in Singapore after the Singapore Family Planning Association (SFPA) was established in the late 1940’s. Contraception has been made legal in the country, however a prescription is required, and it is only available to women over 16 years of age.
Here are the following birth control options available in Singapore:
Intra-Uterine Device (IUD). A T-shaped plastic device that is wrapped in copper and inserted into the uterus by a doctor. It offers long-term protection and it is reversible. There is also a IUD with slow releasing hormone called a Mirena. Apart from contraception this device offers relief from heavy painful periods and treat endometriosis and abnormal endometrial thickening (hyperplasia).