Women’s Health

Women’s Health Services at East Ringwood Clinic

All doctors at East Ringwood Clinic  provide a comprehensive range of women’s health services including:

  • contraceptive advice
  • pap smears
  • breast checks
  • family planning advice
  • sexual health screening / testing
  • investigation and mangement of gynaecological symptoms

 

Additionally, some doctors have a special interest in Women's Health, and offer the following Advanced Medical Services:

  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) insertion and removal
  • Implanon insertion and removal
  • Antenatal Shared Care

 

Intrauterine devices (IUDs)

  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are small devices that are put into the uterus (womb).
  • They are used as contraception (prevent pregnancy) and can also be used as a treatment for painful periods and/or excessive bleeding.
  • Hormonal IUDs (MirenaTM) and non hormonal IUDs (Copper) are available.
  • Both types are very effective, and can stay in place for five to eight years.

Intrauterine device (IUD) insertions and removals are performed by Dr Huei-Min Chen

 

IUD Patient Information

 

IUD

Implanon

  • Implanon is a contraceptive rod  which contains Etonogestrel (similar to a woman's natural progesterone).
  • The rod is 4cm long and 2mm thick, and looks like a short length of uncooked spaghetti. 
  • It is inserted under the skin of the arm in a short procedure, and can easily be removed if required.
  • It is a very efffective method of  contraception (more than 99% effective), and is also convenient (lasts 3 years before change over).

Implanon contraceptive implant insertions and removals are performed by Dr Huei-Min Chen

 

 

Implanon

Antenatal Care

  • Shared pregnancy care in conjuction with a public hospital
  • Fewer out patient visits required and greater convenience.

Antenatal shared care is performed by Dr Michael Ziccone

 

 

 

 

Antenatal care