Next Practice Prahran offers Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTOP), commonly known as abortion.
Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTOP), commonly known as abortion, is a crucial aspect of reproductive healthcare that allows individuals to make informed choices about their reproductive lives. MTOP refers to the use of medications to terminate an early pregnancy, typically within the first 10 weeks.
MTOP offers a safe and non-invasive alternative to surgical abortion. The most widely used medication for this purpose is a combination of Mifepristone and Misoprostol, known as the MS2STEP regimen. Mifepristone works by blocking the hormone progesterone, which is essential for maintaining pregnancy, while Misoprostol causes contractions and helps expel the pregnancy tissue.
At GP clinics, doctors trained in reproductive health provide MTOP services, ensuring a private, comfortable, and supportive environment for patients. In addition to performing the procedure, these doctors also offer comprehensive pregnancy and contraceptive advice. They educate patients about various contraceptive methods, helping them choose the most suitable option based on their individual needs and preferences.
MTOP allows individuals facing unplanned pregnancies or those experiencing medical complications to access safe and legal abortion care. It ensures confidentiality and reduces the need for invasive procedures. The provision of MTOP services by GP clinics enhances the accessibility of reproductive healthcare, making it more convenient for patients to seek these services in their local community.
It is important to note that the decision to undergo an abortion is deeply personal and should be made with careful consideration and appropriate support. GP clinics that offer MTOP prioritize patient-centered care, providing non-judgmental, compassionate, and confidential services.
In conclusion, Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTOP) is a vital component of reproductive healthcare offered by GP clinics. Through the administration of the MS2STEP regimen, doctors provide safe and non-invasive abortion options within the early stages of pregnancy. These clinics also offer comprehensive pregnancy and contraceptive advice, ensuring patients have access to a range of reproductive healthcare services. By providing accessible and supportive care, GP clinics contribute to the overall well-being and reproductive autonomy of individuals seeking medical termination of pregnancy.
Doctors at Next Practice offering MTOP care:
MTOP consultations require 3 visits (in person / phone)
1st appointment = Please book a "comprehensive" (in person) (30min) consult ($180* - $76.95 Medicare rebate = $103.05 out of pocket)
2nd appointment = please book a "brief" (phone or in person) (15min) consult to discuss results and obtain prescription ($92* - $39.75 Medicare rebate = $52.25 out of pocket)
3rd appointment = please book a "brief" (phone or in person) (15min) consult to evaluate treatment ($92* - $39.75 Medicare rebate = $52.25 out of pocket)
*These prices are estimates only and you should discuss costs with your doctor