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Vasectomy

Vasectomy available now at Newcastle, Wollongong and Hurstville. We are very happy to have acquired the services of three very experienced and skilled vasectomy surgeons at these centres. Vasectomy is a permanent contraception for men with a very high success rate. It is a simple 30 minute procedure that may be performed under local anaesthesia whilst you are awake, or you may benefit from being asleep, with our anaesthetist administering intravenous sedation during your procedure.

> Vasectomy – Basic Information
> Vasectomy – Brochure
> Vasectomy – FAQs

Medical Abortion’ is available at Gynaecology Centres Australia

Medical abortion has been widely available in many countries including the USA, UK, NZ, India and China. Australian women now have the choice of how they would like to terminate a pregnancy. Of course, eligibility for this method of termination will be assessed by the medical practitioner, as not all women may have the choice, depending on medical history or weeks of gestation.

Medical abortion may only be chosen if the pregnancy is less than 7 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. There are a few medical problems which may exclude women from making this choice and these may be discussed with the consulting doctor.

For more information click on Medical Terminations. It is advisable to read this information carefully before making your choice.

> Email Gynaecology Centres Australia
> Comparison of Medical and Surgical Abortion

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection in Australia. Women aged between 15 and 19 years have the highest
rates of diagnosis, while overall, infection in men and women aged between 15
and 29 years account for 82% of diagnoses for the whole population.

It is often undiagosed but is easily treatable once detected by taking a short course of antibiotics.  If untreated it may lead to more serious complications, eg infertility, chronic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy.

Tests have become more accurate at detecting Chlamydia (but still not 100%) which may be the reason for higher rates of the infection compared to previous times. Most people (men & women) with Chlamydia do not have any symptoms and are unaware they have the infection. Some people complain of burning when passing urine, a discharge from the vagina or penis, or pain with intercourse.

We screen and treat this infection at the time of a pregnancy termination in order to prevent post-operative infection and prevent longer-term problems. We are also able to provide treatment for any sexual partners, in order to prevent re-infection.


> Chlamydia information