Improving the health & well-being of women

Our doctors and nurses are here to help you through every stage of life.  We understand that not everyone wants to see their usual GP for some services, and are able to offer the following services.


Pap Smears  

 

Cervical Cancer is a preventable cancer. Regular Pap smears are the best way to protect yourself against cervical cancer.

A Pap smear every two years can help prevent up to 90 per cent of the most common type of cervical cancer.

All women aged 18-69 years who have ever been sexually active, including intimate contact, should have a Pap smear every two years.

 

Breast Checks

Every woman should be familiar with her own breasts. By knowing what is normal for you at different times of the month and at different stages of your life, you should be able to find any unusual changes in your breasts.

You may also wish to have a clinical breast examination by your doctor once every year.

 

Menopause

 

Menopause, also known as ‘the change of life’, is a natural process that signifies the end of a woman’s reproductive life.

 

It is often a gentle slope, taking several years.  Menopause has taken place if there has not been any bleeding for 12 months.

 

If you’re one of the unlucky women who have symptoms that are difficult to control, many options are available to make menopause more bearable.

 


Sexual Health Checks

 

Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) are infections that can be passed on through vaginal, anal or oral sex.  

Most are transmitted through the exchange of sexual fluids, but some can be passed on through skin to skin genital contact.

STI’s can cause a wide range of health problems, from mild irritations to more serious illness.  The most common STIs can cause pelvic inflammatory disease, scarred fallopian tubes, ectopic pregnancies or infertility if left untreated.

Between 50% – 70% of people with an STI do not know they have the infection, because they have no symptoms.

If you have ever had sex without a condom it is important to get a sexual health check.