Biological and gender-related differences have a significant impact when it comes to our health. At Halekulani Medical Centre we understand the impact these differences can have and are fully equipped to meet each individual needs.
From Pregnancy Shared Care to Breast Checks and Contraception (e.g. implanon, mirena insertion and removal), our team offers range of services and procedures to look after Women Health at different stages in their lives. We also offer women exclusive contraception advice and sexual health check-ups. For any queries, feel free to contact our reception desk.
At Halekulani Medical Centre, our doctors are trained and equipped to insert and remove IUD’s, saving you the time of and expense of seeing a specialist.
IntraUterine Device is inserted via the vagina and cervix inside the uterus. This is a LARC (Long Acting Reversivel Contraception). It is long acting and can stay inside for up to 5 years. It is easily removed and fertility returns straight away.
Implanon is a novel contraceptive implant. Containing progesterone and etonogestrel (68 mg), Implanon is a highly effective long-term contraceptive that works for up to 3 years. It is a well-tolerated single rod inserted under the skin. This procedure prevents unplanned pregnancies.
If you no longer require contraception, you can easily have the Implanon removed here at Halekulani Medical Center.
Studies show that Implanon is a simple, safe, and useful long-term contraceptive. Patients report little to no implant site complications or side effects.
Breast checks are incredibly important for a woman’s well-being. As one of the most diagnosed cancers every year regular breast checks and self-examinations are really important. They help diagnose any lumps or abnormalities at an early stage. This practice enables early medical intervention, which is crucial for early treatment and for positive outcomes.
Here at Halekulani Medical Centre we offer regular breast checks for our female patients. Our medical team will also guide you about regular self-examinations. While there are several breast-related conditions, breast cancer is one of the leading conditions that affects female patients, even though men can also be affected.
Other Contraception Methods
There are several types of contraception available in the market, and each type will be suitable for different people, or at different stages of your life. The following are some of the different contraception methods that our GP may talk you through.
- Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill: The pill consists of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones stop ovulation (egg release from the ovary). Women using this contraceptive can have unprotected sex and still avoid pregnancy.
- Progestogen-only Contraceptive Pill: Containing the hormone Progesterone pills prevent pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucus. It makes it hard for the sperm to travel from the vagina to the uterus. This pill also alters the uterus lining in such a way that it becomes less likely to accept a fertilized egg. Just like Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, Progesterone-only Contraceptive Pill needs to be taken every day.
- Fertility Awareness: Although not very reliable, keeping track of your menstrual cycle can help you pinpoint your fertile days. Consequently, females and their partners can plan sexual activities accordingly. For most effective results, people often combine fertility awareness with barrier methods to avoid unplanned pregnancy.