Intrauterine device (IUD)

An intrauterine device is a form of long term contraceptive device that is inserted into the womb. IUDs are usually small ‘T’ shaped devices. It is the most effective reversible long term contraception available. Types of IUD available: 1. Copper IUD The copper IUD is able to provide long term contraception for up to 5 years. It works by damaging sperms so that fertilization is disrupted. Copper also acts as a spermicide within the uterus, disrupting the motility and viability of sperms. Besides acting as a form of long term...

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Dr Tan and Partners (Female Doctors)

    Clinic Focus  General consultations, including management of acute Chronic Disease Management Women’s Health Men’s Health Children’s Health Health screening STI/STD Screening, Testing and Treatment Rapid HIV testing Minor surgical procedures Routine screenings ( Driver’s License/ Work permit/ PR/ Long term visit pass etc) Adult & child vaccinations (routine & ad-hoc) Travel Health and...

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Pain during Sex

Pain during sex – Shall we talk about it? Dyspareunia or painful sex can be very distressing to couples. The pain can be experienced just before (superficial), during or after (deep) sexual intercourse. This can happen to both sexes, but it is usually more common in women. Unfortunately many people who suffer from this condition do not seek medical attention and suffer in silence. Not only it can potentially affect the relationship with your partner, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition that may potentially cause...

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Good news on the battle with HIV and Syphilis transmission between mother and baby

Good news on the battle with HIV and Syphilis transmission between mother and baby

Good news! Cuba eliminates Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis   A report published today (1 July 2015) by BBC (British Broadcasting Corp) News has stated that Cuba has successfully eliminated transmission of HIV and Syphilis from mother-to-child (otherwise known as vertical transmission. Read more The claims have been backed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has been described as one of the ‘Greatest public health achievements possible’. This hasn’t been an overnight revelation. It has taken many years of research...

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Video on The Causes of Bleeding After Sex – Post Coital Bleeding

The Causes of Bleeding After Sex – Post Coital Bleeding In this video, Dr Elaine Loh will discuss the causes of vaginal bleeding after sex aka Post coital bleeding. This symptom can be very alarming and scary and it is one of the major concerns for women. The bleeding can be from the cervix, womb or vagina and it can be caused by: a) Benign conditions b) Infections and inflammation like those caused by Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) c) Late symptom of cancers Bleeding after sex is not a symptom to be ignored. If you are...

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