Contraception is a personal choice, and every woman has different concerns about which contraception is suitable for them. Our doctors can explain the risks and benefits of each contraceptive type, and find a suitable method for you. Options include:
Combined oral contraceptive
Progesterone only pill (mini pill)
Mirena intrauterine system
Kyleena intrauterine system
Copper IUD Insertions
Implanon subdermal implant
Nuvaring (intra vaginal contraceptive ring)
Morning After Pill / Emergency Contraceptive Pill
The hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small ‘T- shaped’ plastic device. It slowly releases a hormone (progestogen) into your uterus (womb). Progestogen is similar to the hormone produced by the ovaries. It is sold as Mirena® & Kyleena in Australia. Dr Tina Amies is qualified to perform a Mirena Insertion in our procedure room on site.
Implanon is a contraceptive implant containing a single, small semi-rigid rod, 40mm in length and 2mm in diameter, which contains 68mg of the active substance Etonogestrel. It releases a small amount continuously providing contraception for up to 3 years but is able to be removed at any time. It is especially suitable for women who regularly forget to take their pill. Our doctors are trained in the insertion and removal of the Implanon sub dermal implant.
Gardasil HPV Vaccine
Gardasil, the HPV vaccine is highly effective in providing protection against four HPV genotypes (6, 11, 16 and 18). The HPV vaccine has been shown to be most effective when a person completes the three doses of the vaccine before first sexual contact and initial exposure to HPV. Persons with persistent HPV infection are at-risk for development of HPV-associated cancers, including cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, oral cavity and oropharynx as well as Genital Warts.
Irregular periods, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), PMDD (Premenstrual dysphoric disorder), menorrhagia (heavy bleeding), break through bleeding, cramping, amenorrhoea (absence of periods) are just some of the many concerns you may be experiencing with your menstrual cycle. Our doctors can investigate the cause, and suggest any actions to improve your quality of life.
Sexual Health Issues
As well as contraception, our doctors can provide a range of other sexual health advice.
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Australia, and our doctors can discreetly test for sexually transmitted diseases (Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, HIV, Herpes Simplex, and Syphilis). If diagnosed, our doctors can explain the required treatment plan, and assess the need for any further investigations
Our clinic can provide a Sexual Health Check Certificate of Attendance
Advice on unplanned pregnancy
Infertility can affect both men and women of any age. It is described as 6 months of unsuccessful conception for women aged 35 and over, or 12 months for women under the age of 35. There are many different causes of infertility, such as age, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome, hormonal imbalances, irregular cycles and undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections. Our doctors can undertake the necessary investigations to determine if any underlying issues are causing any fertility problems.
A pap smear is a simple procedure where a number of cells from your cervix are collected and sent off to pathology to test for any abnormalities. This test is a screening tool used to establish the future risk of cervical cancer, and is recommended to be undertaken every 2 years.
Pre Pregnancy Advice
Before trying to fall pregnant, a talk with your doctor is a great way to ensure you start your journey to parenthood on the right path. A consultation with your doctor before you try for children is a great time to discuss any health issues, checking the suitability of your medication in pregnancy, getting your chronic illnesses under control and establishing any supplements you might need to support your pregnancy. Discussing any diet and lifestyle changes before you fall pregnant is also recommended.
Usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, menopause is a natural process that culminates in a woman’s final period. The years preceding your final period can be filled with symptoms such as night sweats, hot flushes, mood changes, loss of libido, irregular or heavy periods, itchy skin, osteoporosis, vaginal dryness, discomfort with sexual intercourse, headaches, and difficulty in sleeping. Our doctors can investigate your menopause and establish whether you could benefit from Hormone replacement therapy (HRT).