Women’s Health Clinic
Your Trusted Women’s Health Clinic in Wolverhampton
At Mayfield Women’s Health Clinic in Wolverhampton, we know that women’s health matters, and we are passionate about helping the women in our community manage all aspects of their health.
Emergency contraception is a tablet that a woman take to help prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex. Unprotected sex includes when other forms of contraception have failed in some way, such as a condom coming off during sex. Emergency Hormonal Contraception works by delaying the release of an egg during the ovulation phase of your menstrual cycle. pop into our pharmacy today if you need emergency hormonal contraception. You can get emergency hormonal contraception for FREE and no prescription from a doctor is required.
The HPV vaccine works to prevent infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). The Human papillomavirus is spread mainly through sexual contact and can cause a multitude of sexual diseases such as genital warts. HPV can also cause cervical, anal, penile, oropharyngeal, vulvar and vaginal cancer. It can also be passed down from mother to child during pregnancy.
Anyone can catch a HPV infection, but that at most risk are those that have had multiple sexual partners, have had sexual partners who have had multiple sexual partners or those with weakened immune systems. Using condoms can reduce the risk of catching it however it does not provide full protection. The virus can live on skin around the genitals that isn’t covered by a condom.
The best way to protect yourself against HPV is to have an HPV vaccine. The vaccine gives you lasting protection against the majority of HPV types. The vaccine contains parts of the HPV virus but not the entire virus. This means the vaccine can’t give you the infection. It causes your immune system to develop the antibodies to kill the virus and provides protection if the HPV virus tries to infect you afterwards.
It’s best to have the HPV vaccine before you become sexually active however you can benefit from an HPV vaccine at an older age. It is suitable for both men and women between the age of 9 and 45. You are suitable for the vaccine if you:
- haven’t already had the full course of the HPV vaccine
- aren’t pregnant
- haven’t had an allergic reaction to a vaccine before
- don’t have a temperature on the day of your appointment.
The HPV vaccination costs £320 for two doses and the doses are given 6 months apart. If you are immunocompromised you may need a further dose.
Most women experience some pain during their period at some point in their lives. This rarely indicates anything serious, however, the pain can be quite debilitating and radiate across the abdomen, back and thighs. Mayfield Pharmacy in Wolverhampton can help by prescribing stronger pain killers.
Period delay is when you choose to delay your normal monthly period. Sometimes, this is done by taking a period delay tablet called Norethisterone. There are many reasons why you may choose to delay your period. Maybe you have a wedding or holiday planned and you want to delay your period until after the event. Likewise, you may wish to avoid the stress or discomfort of a period during a house move, job change or another stressful event.
Thrush is a common yeast infection that affects men and women. It’s usually harmless but it can be uncomfortable and keep coming back. Symptoms of thrush depend on where it is on the body. It usually causes itchiness, irritation and a white discharge that looks like cottage cheese. Thrush can usually be treated with antifungal medicine and treatment should work within a week.
Contact Mayfield Pharmacy today for Women’s Health Clinic services in Wolverhampton.