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Collaborative Healthcare Service

Women’s Health

Improving the health & well-being of women

Women’s health  focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and conditions that affect a woman’s physical and emotional well-being

Here are some of the services we provide:

Cervical Screenings

(formerly known as pap smears)

Cervical Cancer is a preventable cancer. Regular cervical screenings are the best way to protect yourself against cervical cancer.

Recently the screening process changed as development of testing procedures changed. Cervical screenings commence at the age of 25 and finish at the age of 74 – carried out every 5 years if the results are normal.  

Breast Checks

Every woman should be familiar with her own breasts. By knowing what is normal for you at different times of the month and at different stages of your life, you should be able to find any unusual changes in your breasts.

You may also wish to have a clinical breast examination once every year.

Menopause

Menopause is a natural process that signifies the end of a woman’s reproductive life. 

It is often a gentle slope, taking several years.  Menopause has taken place if there has not been any bleeding for 12 months.

If you experience symptoms that are difficult to control, many options are available to make menopause more bearable, including hormone therapy.

Sexual Health Checks

Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) and Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) are infections that can be passed on through vaginal, anal or oral sex.  

Most are transmitted through the exchange of sexual fluids, but some can be passed on through skin to skin genital contact.

STI’s can cause a wide range of health problems, from mild irritations to more serious illness.  The most common STIs can cause a number of problems including infertility if left untreated.

Between 50% – 70% of people with an STI do not know they have the infection, because they have no symptoms. 

Using condoms is the single most effective way to prevent STI spread. If you have ever had sex without a condom it is important to get a sexual health check.

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