Ann street family medicine doctors are trained in diagnosing, referral and treatment for women’s health issues and outcomes through screening, consulting and patient support services. By providing women with information they can adequately make an informed decision regarding their health issues.
Antenatal care is important to help maintain mother and baby in good health during pregnancy, labour and child care. In particular any problems detected in the earlier stages are more easily treatable. Our doctors and nurses will be able to assist you with any concerns you may have so please do not hesitate to make an appointment.
Family planning is to make sure that any man, woman or couple, who have the desire to have a child or ensure contraception, has the resources’ and information needed in order to complete that goal. All our doctors have extensive knowledge in this area and if needed will refer to another medical professional who can explore further within this area.
An extremely effective method of contraception by use if a hormonal implant which is inserted under the skin of the inner, upper arm following local anaesthetic.
Implanon is a hormone within a white plastic rod and is effective for 3 years, easily implanted and easily removed. As a form of contraception it is considered to be 99.9% effective. If you have any questions or concerns regarding implantation insertion or removal please discuss them with your general practitioner.
The Pap Smear is a screening tool to find infections and abnormal cervical cells, which may develop into cervical cancer. All women should have a pap smear every two years unless otherwise indicated. Having a pap smear is a simple and painless procedure. Cells are collected from the Cervic by scraping and smeared onto a glass slide. This slide is sent to a laboratory where cells are tested for anything unusual.
If abnormal changes are found at the screening then a further test will be done. The Pap Smear is carried out by your general practitioner. We can also provide a nurse chaperone during this procedure if you wish. If you would prefer a chaperone please advise your GP. If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor about what is best for you. Remember, a Pap Smear could save your life.