Women's Health

Cervical Screening 

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Regular cervical screening is your best protection against cervical cancer. The Cervical Screening Test is expected to protect up to 30% more women.

What is the Cervical Screening Test?

The Cervical Screening Test is a simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. 

The five-yearly Cervical Screening Test replaced the two-yearly Pap test in December 2017. If you're aged 25 to 74 you should have your first Cervical Screening Test two years after your last Pap test. 
The Cervical Screening Test is more effective than the Pap test at preventing cervical cancers, because it detects human papillomavirus (known as HPV). 
HPV is a common virus that can cause changes to cells in your cervix, which in rare cases can develop into cervical cancer.

Once you have had your first Cervical Screening Test, you will only need to have one every five years instead of every two, if your results are normal.

Is there any cost involved?

Our General practitioners bulk bills cervical screening if you have a valid Medicare care card. Book your Cervical Screening test with any of our doctors.

IUD insertion/removal

 

Dr Roya Gorji is a certified doctor from Family Planning Victoria. Book your appointment with her if you would like to discuss insertion/removal of IUD .

The IUD is a small contraceptive device that is placed inside  the uterus. There are two kinds of IUD.

The copper IUD is a small plastic device with copper wrapped around its stem.

The progestogen IUD is a small T-shape device with a cylinder containing progestogen around its stem.

How does the IUD work?

The IUD affects sperm movement and survival in the uterus (womb) so that they cannot reach the egg to fertilise it. The IUD also changes the lining of the womb (endometrium) so that it is not suitable for pregnancy and prevents an egg – if it does become fertilised – from developing.

No contraception is 100 per cent effective but the IUD is 99.8 per cent effective.

 

Is there any cost involved?

The process of IUD insertion takes 2 visits, on your first visit the doctor will discuss the suitability of the IUD and explain the different types, then She will provide you with a script for the IUD you prefer.

On your second visit, the doctor will insert the IUD. Total cost for the two visit is $200, you will be able to claim back around $120.

Removal of IUD without re-insertion may be done in one visit. Cost of this visit is $100 and you may claim back $72.  

Medical Termination of unwanted Pregnancy.

Dr Roya Gorji is an accredited prescriber for medication to terminate early unwanted pregnancy.

 

A medical termination of pregnancy may not be suitable for you, so you should tell your doctor if any of the following apply:

  • if you are pregnant and wish to continue with your pregnancy.
  • your pregnancy is assessed as being more than 63 days duration.
  • you are unable to access emergency medical care within 14 days following the administration of mifepristone.
  • you have a known or suspected ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy growing outside the uterus).
  • you have known or suspected hypocoagulation disease (a bleeding disorder).
  • you are taking anticoagulants (drugs that prevent or treat blood clots).
  • you suffer from severe disease where it is necessary to take steroids (e.g. asthma uncontrolled by treatment)
  • you are taking corticosteroids (medicines such as prednisolone and cortisone, which reduce the activity of your immune system)
  • you have adrenal failure
  • you have an allergy to either mifepristone and/or misoprostol or prostaglandins
  • you have an IUD in place – this must be removed before the termination of pregnancy process is started
  • you have a pelvic infection.

Is there any cost involved.

Termination of unwanted pregnancy takes 2 consultations, total cost is $150 and you can claim up to $72 if you have a valid Medicare card.

 



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