Women's Health

Womens health clinic

Do you need pregnancy advice? Have questions about contraception or other health issues? Our Women's Health clinic can provide the support and solutions you need. 

At CBD West Medical Centre, women's health is an important part of our practice. Our Women's Health clinic team can provide general check ups, sexual health screenings, non-judgmental contraception and pregnancy advice, pregnancy and antenatal care, and more. 

Family planning and contraception

We are non-judgmental, supportive, approachable and well informed. We can advise you on all forms of contraception including:

  • oral contraceptive pills
  • intra vaginal rings (Nuva Ring)
  • long acting injectable (Depo Provera)
  • implantable (Implanon) insertion and removal of Implanon is performed on site
  • intrauterine (including Mirena IUCD) forms of contraception. Mirena and other IUCDs can be inserted on site by Dr Kelly Houwen
  • Counselling and referral for termination of pregnancy can be arranged

Reproductive healthcare and sexual health screening 

This includes:

  • Cervical screening, PAP smears and HPV detection
  • STI screening including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, ureaplasma, genital herpes and genital warts detection
  • Blood tests can be arranged for HIV, Hepatitis and Syphilis screening
  • Ovarian Cancer screening
  • Advice on Menstrual problems such heavy bleeding, irregular or painful periods and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

Pregnancy advice, planning and antenatal care 

Our Women's Health clinic doctors are very experienced in pregnancy advice and antenatal care and we offer shared care with all the public hospitals and can arrange referral to a private obstetrician in Perth if desired. It is a good idea to make an appointment for a pre-pregnancy check once you have decided to start trying so that we can help you make sure your health is optimal before you conceive. Our professional Women's Health clinic team offer pregnancy advice, pregnancy planning and antenatal care and can answer any questions you may have. 

During pregnancy we can arrange and/or manage

  • first trimester screening for Trisomy 21 (Down's syndrome), 18 and 13. 
  • NIPT testing (Non invasive prenatal testing done on maternal blood after 10weeks) for Trisomy 21,18 and 13
  • Influenza and pertussis (Whooping Cough) boosters
  • Diabetes in pregnancy (Gestational Diabetes)

Postnatal care - after delivery we care for women and their babies with the 6 week checks, vaccinations, assistance with feeding issues, general health and development.

Breast checks 

Regular breast examination together with mammograms/ultrasounds are important for the early detection of breast cancer, especially in women with dense breast tissue or family history of breast cancer. Our Women's Health clinic can provide regular breast check ups and interpretation of results. 

Menopause 

Many women find the symptoms of menopause very distressing.  There are a number of different ways to help control the hot flushes, poor sleep, vaginal dryness or pain and mood disturbance. Our Women's Health clinic team can help you understand the symptoms you are experiencing and how to control them effectively. 

General health care

At CBD West Medical Centre's Women's Health clinic, we provide general health care including modification of cardiovascular risk factors - ischemic heart disease and stroke are still the leading cause of death in women. Indeed, ten times as many women die from heart attack and strokes than die from breast cancer. Many of the risk factors such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure levels, diabetes, being overweight, smoking and inactivity are modifiable with detection and assistance.

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