Women’s Health

The morning after pill- the facts & a new 5 day option

Unprotected sex, a missed pill, a burst condom-there are many reasons a woman may find herself suddenly worrying about an unplanned pregnancy. Despite its name, the morning after pill is not just for the morning after- it can be taken at any time of day, for a few days after unprotected sex has happened [...]

2017-07-24T22:54:35+10:00 By |Contraception|

Chlamydia- what are the complications?

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Australia. It is caused by a bacteria called Chlamydia trachomatis. In women, Chlamydia infection usually affects the neck of the womb (cervix) and the womb (uterus). In men, it usually affects the urethra, in the penis. Chlamydia often causes no symptoms. If you are infected with [...]

The contraceptive pill and blood clots- what are the risks?

The combined oral contraceptive pill (or “the pill” as it’s more commonly known) first became available in America in the early 1960s. It quickly became a trusted method of birth control for millions of women worldwide. It’s safe, effective (when taken correctly!), and has allowed women to plan their pregnancies, careers and lives in [...]

2017-06-12T22:53:28+10:00 By |Contraception|

Period pain- the facts and how to treat it

Dysmenorrhoea is a medical term for period pain that is bad enough to affect a woman’s usual daily activities. Sometimes non-sufferers don’t fully understand just how bad it can be. Women and girls can be reduced to total misery on a monthly basis- with fainting, vomiting, diarrhoea, and agonising abdominal and thigh pain. Often, [...]

2017-06-13T10:42:02+10:00 By |Period Pain|