Have a coil fitted at Echo Zuid in Amsterdam
Just put your wish to have a child on pause for a minute

Pay Echo Zuid a visit for all types of contraceptives

The obstetrician sonographer is qualified and licensed in fitting coils, prescribing and administering contraceptive pills/contraceptive injections and fitting contraceptive implants. The initial appointment is an intake appointment, during which the prescription for the required contraception will be issued. The hormonal coil should be collected from your pharmacy, and then you can make an appointment at Echo Zuid to have it fitted. The copper coil is in stock at Echo Zuid.

Protected against unwanted pregnancy

Once you have given birth, please pay Echo Zuid a visit for all your contraception needs.

If you have never been pregnant and aren’t planning on becoming pregnant in the near future, we are able to offer you contraception such as the pill, or having a coil fitted.

We offer:

The costs of having a coil fitted and the coil itself may be wildly different. Having a coil fitted by a GP or obstetrician is often much cheaper than by a gynaecologist in a hospital. It is therefore wise to consider your options, what your health insurer will and won’t refund, but, more importantly, what your own requirements are.

Payments can be made at the practice either by cash or debit card. You will then receive a receipt, which you can pass on to your health insurer yourself. Depending on your health insurer and the excess you have to pay, these costs should be refunded.

You can of course also have a coil removed at our practice, in the event that you wish to become pregnant or opt for a different form of contraception, for example. This costs €35.

The initial appointment is an intake appointment, during which the prescription for the required contraception will be issued. If the appointment concerns a coil, please collect it from your pharmacy first and make an appointment at Echo Zuid to have it fitted. Before a coil is fitted, we recommend that you take 2 paracetamol tablets, in order to reduce the risk of pain/abdominal pain.

Our rates are as follows:

  • copper coil: T-Safe (10 years) €69
  • hormonal coil: Mirena (5 years) approximately €160
  • fitting of coil: €58.86

If you would prefer to be treated by a female member of staff, that is not a problem. Please indicate this when you book your appointment.

If you would like to make an appointment, please call +31 (0)20 679 1710 or send an e-mail

The pill

The pill provides optimal reliability straight away. You should start taking the pill after the first day of your menstruation. The pill should be taken at around the same time every day. 

It is possible to miss a day, of course. Please see the NHG standard table for further information. You can also simply continue to take the pill during your stop week.

We may recommend against taking the pill in the following cases (contraindications):

  • a history of cardiovascular disease
  • a history of vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism
  • migraine with aura combined with smoking
  • hormone-dependent tumours
  • renal impairment
  • use of certain medication (anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs)), rifampicin, Saint John’s wort
  • women who smoke
  • women over 35 years of age

It is possible to continue to take the pill containing progestogen only (Cerezatte) without a stop week and without having a negative effect on breast feeding. If you are breast feeding, it is possible to start the pill after 6 weeks. If you are using formula, it is possible to start the pill after 2 weeks. 

Contraceptive injection

With the contraceptive injection, you will be given an injection every 12 weeks. During these 12 weeks, you will be protected against unwanted pregnancy. Use of the contraceptive injection is discouraged if you wish to have a child in the near future. It can take up to a year or sometimes even longer before your fertility returns again. 

We may recommend against using the injection in the following cases (contraindications):

  • current deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
  • unexplained vaginal blood loss
  • progestogen-dependent tumours
  • renal impairment

Mirena hormonal coil

Once you have had a Mirena hormonal coil fitted, you won’t need to think about your contraception for several years. The Mirena can be fitted 6 weeks after you have given birth and will stay in place for 5 years. Over the first 3 months, you may lose blood at irregular intervals. After that, you shouldn’t experience many problems with it at all.

We will discuss the fitting procedure with you during your intake appointment.

Jaydess hormoonspiraal

For women who have never been pregnant, there is now an extra small hormonal coil. The ‘Jaydess’ isn’t for sale yet in Dutch pharmacies, but is available at Echo Zuid. The Jaydess coil will protect you for 3 years. This coil costs €140.

T-safe Copper coil

The copper coil is a T-shaped piece of plastic surrounded by a copper wire. If you decide to have this type of coil fitted, you will have several years’ protection against pregnancy. The copper coil can be kept in place for 10 years. Your menstruation will usually be somewhat longer and heavier during those first few months. You may experience some abdominal pain whilst the coil is being fitted and in the hours that follow. For women who have never been pregnant there is a smaller version: Multi-Safe short coil.

We may recommend against using the coil in the following cases (contraindications):

  • if you suspect you may be pregnant, we advise against having a coil fitted
  • heavy, lengthy or painful menstruation
  • copper allergy 

Contraceptive implant

A contraceptive implant is a subcutaneous stock of hormones that is fitted in the upper arm and provides 3 years’ protection against pregnancy. The implant is fitted invisibly in your upper arm and is designed to release a constant low dose of hormones to your body. Use of the contraceptive implant is discouraged if you are planning on trying to conceive in the near future.

We may recommend against using the implant in the following cases (contraindications):

  • current deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
  • unexplained vaginal blood loss
  • progestogen-dependent tumours
  • renal impairment
     

The contraceptive diaphragm

The Caya contoured diaphragm is a unique and newly developed contraceptive. The benefit of the Caya diaphragm is that it fits most women due to its anatomical and ergonomic shape. It is easy to remove using the special finger grip and is easy to fit using the grip dimples.