Women’s Clinic Richmond & Abbotsford
Women’s Clinic: Female Doctors available
We’re pleased to offer a comprehensive range of services and advice for women. Women may choose to see a male or female doctor. All doctors at Yarra Medical are experienced in all areas of women’s health. We have female doctors available most days of the week and weekends.
Antenatal Shared Care by Dr Liz Morris Yarra Medical Richmond
Shared care is available with one of our female doctors, Dr Liz Morris. Liz can manage uncomplicated pregnancies until late term in conjunction with the Royal Women’s Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women.
Mirena IUD by Dr Liz Morris Yarra Medical Richmond
6 things you may not know about Mirenas
1) The majority of Mirenas can easily be fitted in the comfort and convenience of the doctors surgery and fitting is available with Dr Morris on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.
2) Mirenas can be used by women who have never had children
3) Mirenas provide reliable contraception for up to 5 years and can also be used as part of an HRT regime
4) The risk of an ectopic pregnancy is not increased with a mirena in place
5) The mirena usually makes periods lighter with around 65% women having no bleeding after twelve months making it an ideal option for women who also suffer from heavy periods.
6) It is the favoured contraceptive amongst female family planning providers.
If you wish to discuss having a Mirena fitted please book a routine appointment with Dr Elizabeth Morris to discuss the process and arrange a date for the fitting. For a list of fees for this service please see our fees page here.
Copper IUD now available with Dr Liz Morris at Yarra Medical in Richmond
Copper Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices are now availible with Dr Liz Morris at Yarra Medical in Richmond.
All male and female GPs at Yarra Medical can provide you with contraception and pregnancy advice. All contraceptive options are discussed confidentially and with sensitivity as we determine which method is best suited to you.
Contraception is never 100 percent effective, to see how effective each form of contraception is when used properly please click here.
For more information, please make an appointment with your GP. In the interim The Royal Women’s Hospital also has some useful fact sheets on contraception choices which can be found here.
Cervical Cancer Screening
The National Cervical Screening Program currently recommends screening with pap tests for women from age 18–20 years (or up to 2 years after first having sexual intercourse, whichever is later). Pap tests may cease at age 70 years for women who have had two normal pap tests within the last 5 years. Cervical screening aims to prevent cervical cancer by detecting early pre-cancerous changes in the cervix.
For more information on cervical cancer screening (in several different languages) speak to your GP or click here. To arrange a pap smear test please make an appointment with any of our doctors at Yarra Medical Richmond.
Breast Cancer Screening
Breast Screen Australia is the national breast cancer screening program. A breast screening mammogram is recommended for women aged between 50 and 74 every two years. Breast cancer screening aims to continue to reduce deaths from breast cancer through early detection of the disease.
For more information on breast cancer screening (in several different languages) speak to your GP or click here. To arrange your free mammogram please make an appointment with your GP or go to the breast screen Victoria website by clicking the link below. Alternatively, you can call the breast screen hotline on 13 20 50.
Bowel Cancer screening
The National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) invites Australians aged over 50 to screen for bowel cancer using a free, simple test at home. Australia has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Around one in 23 Australians will develop bowel cancer during their lifetime. The NBCSP aims to continue to reduce deaths from bowel cancer through early detection of the disease. Screening is currently recommended in males and females every 2 years until age 75.
For more information on bowel cancer screening (in several different languages) contact us at Yarra Medical or click here.