Women’s Health Clinic , Town of Mont-Royal, West Island, Laval and Gatineau

At UnionMD in Montreal, we take into account the needs of women and the more specific aspects of their care. Our doctors are here to provide consultations regarding menstruation, fertility, various preventative measures for pregnancies, menopause and pregnancy follow-ups.

What methods can we use to prevent pregnancies?

There are several methods to protect ourselves against a possible pregnancy, when we do not necessarily want to get pregnant, or against an infection. 

We know about over-the-counter-methods: condoms, Shelle morning after pills.

Our doctor specializing in women’s health, located in Montreal, can counsel you on the various options, ranging from oral hormonal patches or risk to long-acting reversible methods including intrauterine devices (IUD) and the subdermal hormonal Nexplanon implant. The intrauterine device and subdermal hormonal implant can be inserted by our physician.

What is an IUD (Intrauterine Device)?

IUD (intrauterine device) is a small implant that is inserted into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. 

We have two types of IUDs: 

Hormonal IUD: has a reservoir containing levonorgestrel, a progestin hormone that it will deliver in small amounts. This hormone will thicken the secretions of the cervix, preventing sperm from passing.

Copper IUD : includes a small copper wire that limits fertilization of the egg by the sperm. It comes in two sizes: short and standard.

To find out which one is more suitable for you, you should consult a specialist who will then be able to insert it into your uterus. 

Our doctor is also able to remove it when you wish. 

This method is valid for a maximum of 4 to 10 years. 

What is a Nexplanon implant?

Nexplon is another means of long-active reversible implantation. Unlike the IUD, it is implanted superficially in the arm, which is done with an applicator specially designed for this. 

The hormone etonogestrel that it contains will be released in a relatively stable daily dose and absorbed by the bloodstream, which will then block ovulation and thicken the mucus in the cervix, thus preventing conception.

This method is valid for a maximum of 3 years.

What is a PAP TEST? 

A PAP TEST is a method of cervical screening that looks for pre-cancerous cells that can lead to cervical cancer. 

Who is eligible? 

Women between the ages of 25 and 69 should have regular screening PAP tests at least every 3 years and more often if they are at higher risk.  

What is Menopause?

Menopause is a natural physiological phase in a woman’s life cycle corresponding with the end of menstruation.

Menopause generally occurs around the age of 50, but can sometimes come much earlier or later.

During this transition, women experience significant hormonal changes and as a result, many suffer from vasomotor or genitourinary symptoms of menopause. Our physician in Montreal specializing in women’s health is available to assist women through this transition and prescribe systemic or local hormonal therapy when it is indicated and safe.  

What is fertility?

Fertility is the ability to conceive and produce a viable fetus. It depends primarily on the ability of the ovaries to release a healthy egg during the menstrual cycle, which must travel through the fallopian tubes to the uterus. This egg must then be fertilized by a male’s sperm and the resulting embryo must then be implanted into the lining of the uterus. This mechanism depends on many factors and is controlled by a complex hormonal system that many external elements can deregulate. A woman’s fertility may decline as of age 35. 

Infertility is when a couple does not succeed in conceiving after a period of 6 to 12 month of regular unprotected intercourse.  Infertility is complex and can be caused by hormonal issues, ovulatory dysfunction, structural issues at the level of the uterus, ovaries or tubes, factors related to the male’s sperm or other male factors, and many other things. 

Our specialized physician can answer your fertility related questions and help guide you through a preliminary evaluation for infertility and when needed refer you to a specialized fertility center for further testing and treatment.

Do we do pregnancy follow-ups? 

Our doctors do pregnancy follows-up, making sure that the woman and her baby are doing well and that nothing prevents the pregnancy from being carried to term. This includes regular appointments, blood tests, ultrasounds and monitoring for common complications of pregnancy like diabetes or pre-eclampsia.

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