Gynaecology Centres Australia (GCA) speciliases in pregnancy termination, reproductive health care, gynaecologic care, and men’s health care. They began providing first trimester pregnancy termination services in 1998. In addition, their clinics are strategically located in urban and rural areas so that women will be given better access to such procedure. The goal of CGA is to deliver safe abortion procedures that are within the law. In addition, they aim to provide widely accessible contraceptive solutions.
Before any procedure, their team of professionals will evaluate the condition of the patient and discuss the surgery that he/she will go through. GCA centres across the country are also capable of performing pap smears, breast examinations, osteoporosis screening, and vasectomy in men. To ensure that the patients are in safe hands, health professionals in GCA clincs are members of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the International Federation of Professional Abortion & Contraception Associates, and the National Abortion Federation.
Women who choose to terminate their pregnancy can do so in any of GCA centres near them. There are two ways in an abortion procedure: surgical termination and medical termination. Surgical termination is the most common procedure, and takes only 10 minutes at most. Those who are keen to discuss abortion and its cost can do so by calling them at 9585.9599. GCA clinics also offer miscarriage treatment services and pregnancy counselling.
GCA clinics provide reproductive health services, which include contraception, fertility advice and sterilisation. Contraception methods for women range from IUDs, pills and tubal sterilisation. If you want a permanent and long-term family planning method, you can opt for tubal sterilisation. Couples should thoroughly discuss before undergoing tubal sterilisation and ensure that they don’t want to get pregnant anymore in the future.
The most common method of tubal sterilisation is laparoscopic sterilisation. In here, the patient will be under general anesthesia. Doctors from GCA will block the Fallopian tube by inserting a laparoscope to close off the tubes. Just like vasectomy, laparoscopic sterilisation can be reversed. However, there is only a 50-50 chance that a woman will still get pregnant after the reversal.
A typical vasectomy procedure only takes at least an hour, including the consultation and actual procedure. But if you want to be totally sedated, you will be with the clinic for two hours, or until the sedatives waned. After the procedure, GCA highly advises the patients to take a rest for the day. Physical work should resume one week after the surgery, while those with sedentary work can return to work after one day.
GCA does not require its patients for a doctor referral. That said, it is recommended that they develop a good rapport with their GPs to discuss the pros and cons of vasectomy. You can know more about vasectomy by downloading their brochure on GCA’s website.