A Woman Wellness screen is an annual preventive screenination for women which London Obs & Gynae Clinic have designed for women of all ages.
At your woman wellness visit we will perform a pelvic and breast screen and screen for diseases& talk to you about your lifestyle behaviour, reproductive goals, and any concerns you may have about your sexual health. We recommend that women have their first woman wellness screen at age 21 or three years after beginning intercourse, whichever comes first.
During your woman wellness screen @ London Obs & Gynae Clinic, we would like to learn more about you and your sexual health and help you receive the medical care needed to fulfil any family planning goals you may have.
There are many different types of contraception available.
Oral contraceptives are daily hormone pills that prevent pregnancy by preventing ovulation. Most birth control pills are administered in monthly packs and it is important to take a pill around the same time every day.
Other methods of hormonal birth control include vaginal rings, implants, or patches.
This is a small, T-shaped device that is inserted directly into your uterus. The two main types of IUD are non-hormonal (Paragard) and hormonal (Mirena).
Although both work in different ways, they are the most highly effective forms of birth control, and can prevent pregnancy for several years. They are also very easy to remove once pregnancy is desired.
BTL is what’s known as having your “tubes tied.” This is a surgical procedure in which the fallopian tubes are sealed off, or clipped with clamps, to prevent the woman’s eggs from meeting any sperm.
Its effects are generally considered permanent, but in rare cases, the surgery can be reversed.
Sexually transmitted infections are more common than most people think. The important thing about STDs is to get tested regularly so that treatment can get initiated early and further transmission can be prevented.
At your woman wellness screen, we will discuss your sexual history and concerns about possible exposure to STIs. If you are experiencing any symptoms like itching, pain, or discharge please inform us prior to your appointment.
We test for chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis, herpes, HPV (human papilloma virus), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), and other sexually transmitted diseases as required / recommended.
Most bacterial infections can be cleared up with antibiotics. Some viral STIs are incurable, but can be managed and suppressed with treatment.If you test positive for an STI, we will discuss your treatment options and how you can manage your sex life to minimise the risk of transmission to your partner.
Pap smears test the cervix for any abnormal cells. These abnormal cells can be precancerous or cancerous. HPV testing, which is conducted with a Pap smear, checks the cervix for the human papillomavirus. This virus is what causes abnormal cells in the cervix. If pap smears are done routinely, then abnormal cells can usually be eliminated before they become cancerous.
The HPV vaccine delivers a small amount of the inactive virus to guard against four types of HPV, which cause 70% of cases of cervical cancer and 90% of cases of genital warts. It is administered in three doses: the second 2 months after the first, and the third 6 months after the first.Due to HPV being widely transmitted in UK and its link to cervical cancers, we recommend an HPV vaccination is carried out soon especially if you already are or are planning to become sexually active. Most doctors recommend the vaccine for girls age 11-12, however the vaccine can be administered to girls from age 9 onwards. Your Obs & Gynae Consultant will advise.
Remember getting vaccinated before any sexual activity begins is a key component of preventing the spread of the virus.
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