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Diagnostic Colposcopy Service

Family Planning NSW is now offering a diagnostic colposcopy service to facilitate women’s access to timely assessment of abnormal cervical screening results.

Asymptomatic women with cervical screening results recommending assessment by colposcopy can now be referred to the Family Planning NSW colposcopy clinic which runs at our Ashfield Centre on Tuesdays.

Symptomatic women (postcoital bleeding, intermenstrual bleeding, post-menopausal bleeding) or women diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in situ or possible squamous cervical cancer should be referred directly to a gynaecologist or oncology clinic for further investigation. It is best to refer all pregnant women with high grade lesions directly to a gynaecologist for assessment.

No-Scalpel Vasectomy Service

Family Planning NSW is now offering vasectomy services using the no-scalpel technique under local anaesthesia. This service provides access to a safe effective method of permanent contraception and an additional contraceptive option.

The process involves 2 appointments:

  1. Assessment – during this visit the vasectomy procedure is explained, consent discussed and clinical examination performed to ensure that the patient is able to have the procedure safely performed under local anaesthesia.
  2. Procedure – during this visit consent is obtained and the consent form signed, the vasectomy procedure is performed and follow-up instructions are given for semen analysis in 12 weeks.

Patients can book for assessment without a referral by telephoning our Ashfield Clinic on 02 8752 4316 and asking for a vasectomy assessment appointment. If patients have any questions prior to their assessment visit, they can discuss them with our TalkLine staff by phoning 1300 658 886.

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