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Be bold to tackle the stigma of abortion

Sigrid Firth Abortion, Blog

More than a century ago, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding better pay, working conditions and equality. Fast forward to 2017, and the roots of disruption that started the International Women’s Day movement are very much alive and kicking. Not just in New York, but right across the globe. Donald Trump’s presidency has been a lightning rod for …

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Find the right contraceptive with My Best Fit

Eleonore Bridier Blog, Contraception

While most people are aware of common forms of contraception, such as the Pill and condoms, there are many more options available, a number of which provide enhanced protection against pregnancy than their better-known counterparts. Finding out about these options can be difficult, particularly if you don’t have a regular GP you can approach for advice. This is where My …

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Vasectomy – the permanent contraceptive method for men

Eleonore Bridier Blog, Contraception

In Australia, over 25,000 men undergo a vasectomy every year, making it one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. It offers men who have already had children or decided not to have children a highly effective and safe method of permanent contraception. In the following, we explain what happens during and after a vasectomy and address some of the …

Medical abortion: what to expect

Eleonore Bridier Abortion, Blog

If you are up to 9 weeks pregnant, medical abortion is a safe, non-invasive method of terminating your pregnancy. Overall, this method is a low risk option, with up to 98% of medical abortions ending in a successful termination. Medical abortion is available at Dr Marie clinics following a face-to-face consultation or, if you cannot access a clinic, you may …

Vasectomy: what to expect

Eleonore Bridier Blog, Contraception

Vasectomy is a safe, permanent method of contraception for men who have completed their family or who have decided not to have children. Dr Marie provides expert vasectomy services across our network of clinics nationally. How does vasectomy work? A vasectomy is a straightforward day procedure that involves closing off the small sperm carrying tubes that are located in the …

Surgical abortion: what to expect

Eleonore Bridier Abortion, Blog

Surgical abortion is a safe and straightforward day-surgery procedure performed by a fully trained doctor, who is an expert in termination of pregnancy and family planning. How long will I have to stay at the clinic? A few factors influence how long you will have to stay at the clinic. If you are in your first trimester, the procedure can …

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Late second term abortion in Australia

Eleonore Bridier Abortion, Blog

In Australia, the variation in laws on abortion between the states and territories means that access to late term (late 2nd trimester) abortion is extremely limited. More often than not, women who find themselves in the position of requiring a late term abortion have to travel interstate to access the procedure, adding another dimension of difficulty in what may already …

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Tele-abortion improves access

Eleonore Bridier Abortion, Blog

Providing access to safe, early pregnancy termination services for women living in regional and rural areas of Australia has historically been a difficult task, with many women having to travel long distances at great expense to visit a clinic. Now tele-abortion, or medical abortion via teleconsultation, is available to women living in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and …

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Understanding your options: surgical abortion vs medical abortion

Eleonore Bridier Abortion, Blog

Facing an unwanted pregnancy and making the decision to have an abortion can be challenging, and choosing which type of abortion procedure is best for your circumstances can add to the confusion. In this article we discuss the differences between surgical abortion and medical abortion, in order to help you better understand the choices available to you. Surgical abortion is …