WOMEN’S HEALTH

Women’s Health Services include assessment, investigation, treatment and referral for pelvic pain, itch, period problems, menopause, continence, fertility issues, contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Experienced Nurse provides screening, assessment and education for women’s unique health needs. Women’s Health Services include Pap smears, STI testing and pregnancy testing and well women’s checks. Pregnancy testing and emergency contraception can be provided without an appointment if staff are available.

The Cervical Screening Test

The Cervical Screening Test is a simple procedure to check the health of the cervix. If you have ever had a Pap test before, the way the test is done will feel the same. It replaces the two-yearly Pap test.

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 accurate at detecting human papillomavirus (known as HPV). The Pap test used to look for cell changes in the cervix, whereas the new Cervical Screening Test looks for HPV which can lead to cell changes in the cervix (see diagram of the cervix below). HPV is a common virus that can cause changes to cells in your cervix, which in rare cases can develop into cervical cancer.

After your first Cervical Screening Test, you will only need to have one every five years if the results are normal.

 

young woman in pain