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Contraception

During your appointment at our clinic, we will discuss the use of contraception with you. Directly after the abortion treatment (or within your first menstruation cycle), we can fit you with a copper coil (IUD), hormonal coil (IUS) or contraceptive implant. These contraceptives can be purchased at our clinic. You can also buy a contraceptive implant somewhere else and bring it with you.

For comprehensive information on all contraceptives and their use, please visit  www.anticonceptie.nl or www.zanzu.nl (multilingual)

Our contraceptives:

Costs

Do you have health insurance in the Netherlands? Insertion of a coil or contraceptive implant following the abortion treatment, or within your first menstruation cycle, is free of charge, but you do pay for the contraceptive itself. You can buy one at our clinic or buy it somewhere else and bring it with you.

Are you not insured in the Netherlands or are you from abroad? You also pay for the insertion procedure.

For current prices of contraceptives and insertion procedure, please call us on weekdays

Cover

Some health insurances cover (part of) the costs of the coil or contraceptive implant. Please contact your health insurer for any medical cover.

Younger than 21

If you are younger than 18, the cost of the fitting and the coil or contraceptive implant itself are covered by your basic health insurance. This also applies to women between 18 and 21, but the cost will be deducted from your health insurance’s deductible excess (‘eigen risico’). You have to submit the invoice to your health insurer.

A. Copper and hormonal coils

We offer the following coils (IUDs and IUSs):

  • T-safe (copper coil)
  • Ballerine (copper coil; only at our clinic in Amsterdam)
  • Mirena (hormonal coil)
  • Kyleena (hormonal coil)

Copper or hormonal coil?

The copper coil (IUD)

  • The copper coil is effective
  • Periods are a little heavier
  • Once fitted, it works immediately
  • The copper coil is effective for 5 to 10 years (depending on the type)
  • Contains no hormones

The hormonal coil (IUS)

  • The hormonal coil is highly effective
  • Periods are lighter or disappear
  • Periods can become irregular
  • Continuously releases a small amount of the hormone progestogen
  • Transfers much less progestogen into the blood than the pill
  • When fitted during menstruation, becomes effective immediately
  • The hormonal coil is effective for 5 years

B. Contraceptive implant (Implanon)

A contraceptive implant (Implanon) is a tiny rod of flexible plastic that is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. The implant releases the hormone progestogen. The implant lasts for 3 years. For women over 90 kg this is usually 2 years.
The contraceptive implant is one of the most effective contraceptives.

Can you fit a coil (IUD) after the abortion?

For pregnancies up to 15 weeks, directly after the abortion treatment you can have a coil (IUD) fitted. If you have chosen for the abortion pill, you can have an IUD fitted during the follow-up, four weeks after the abortion.

If you have health insurance in the Netherlands, the IUD insertion procedure is free of charge, but the IUD itself is not free, and can be purchased at our clinic. Both hormonal and non-hormonal IUDs are available. Some health insurances cover (part of) the costs of the IUD. Please contact your health insurer for any medical cover. If you are younger than 18, both IUD insertion procedure and IUD are free.

Can you fit a contraceptive implant (Implanon)?

Yes, we can fit the contraceptive implant Implanon after an abortion. The procedure is free, but you have to pay for the Implanon at the clinic. Also, if you did not have an abortion at the clinic, you can book an appointment to have Implanon fitted. In that case you have to pay for the insertion procedure.

I am younger than 21. Is an IUD free?

If you are younger than 21, the cost of the fitting of an IUD and the IUD itself are covered by your basic health insurance. Please note that the cost will be deducted from your health insurance’s deductible excess (‘eigen risico’). If you’re younger than 18, the deductible excess does not apply and the fitting of an IUD and the IUD itself are free of charge.