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Cervical Screening

Cervical screening plays a crucial role in early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. Regular screening helps identify any abnormal cell changes in the cervix early on, allowing for timely intervention and treatment. When detected early, cervical cancer is highly treatable, with a high chance of cure.

Our Approach to Infertility Care

  1. Comprehensive Evaluation: We begin with a thorough evaluation of both partners to identify potential causes of infertility. This may include reviewing medical history, conducting physical exams, and performing diagnostic tests such as blood tests, ultrasound, and semen analysis.

  2. Personalized Treatment Plans: Based on the findings from the evaluation, our fertility specialists develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and goals. Treatment options may include:

    • Ovulation Induction: Stimulating ovulation with medications to increase the chances of conceiving.
    • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): Placing prepared sperm directly into the uterus during ovulation to enhance the chances of fertilization.
    • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Combining eggs and sperm in a laboratory to create embryos, which are then transferred to the uterus.
    • Surgical Interventions: Correcting anatomical issues that may be affecting fertility, such as tubal surgeries or procedures to treat endometriosis.
    • Donor Services: Assisting with donor sperm or eggs if needed, and guiding you through the process.
  3. Emotional Support: We recognize the emotional toll that infertility can take and offer compassionate support throughout your journey. Our team is here to provide guidance, answer your questions, and offer resources to help you cope with the challenges.

Cervical Screening

Our Approach to Cervical Screening

  1. Comprehensive Evaluation: During your cervical screening appointment at Athena Women’s Clinic, our healthcare provider will perform a pelvic exam and gently collect cells from your cervix. These cells are then sent to a laboratory for analysis.

  2. Guidelines and Recommendations: We follow established guidelines for cervical screening, including frequency and age recommendations, to ensure you receive appropriate and timely screenings based on your individual risk factors and health history.

  3. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Testing: In addition to Pap smears, our clinic may offer HPV testing as part of cervical screening. HPV is a common virus that can cause cervical cell changes and is a primary risk factor for cervical cancer.

Cervical Screening

Who Should Get Cervical Screening?

  • Women aged 21-65 years: Regular cervical screening is recommended for most women within this age range, regardless of sexual activity or vaccination status.

  • Women over 65 years: Women over 65 who have had regular screenings with normal results may not need further screening, based on individual risk factors and medical history.

  • HPV Vaccination: HPV vaccination is recommended for adolescents and young adults to prevent HPV infections that can lead to cervical cancer later in life. However, vaccinated individuals should still follow recommended screening guidelines.

Schedule Your Cervical Screening Appointment

Protect your cervical health with regular screenings at Athena Women’s Clinic. Contact us today to schedule your cervical screening appointment or to learn more about our women’s health services. We are committed to providing you with compassionate care and empowering you to prioritize your health and well-being.