Family Planning Tasmania offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services from our clinics in Burnie, Launceston and Glenorchy, as well as a number of outreach services.
Our doctors and nurses are experts in contraception, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, cervical screening tests, pregnancy options including medication terminations, women’s health and gynaecological problems, and sexual health and counselling.
Everyone is welcome at our clinics and your visit will be completely confidential. We know dealing with sexual and reproductive health issues can be tough, and our doctors and nurses are fully supportive and non-judgemental.
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Our experienced doctors and nurses can help you choose the contraception that is right for you and your lifestyle. We offer a full range of options including hormonal and non-hormonal methods.
The Combined Oral Contraceptive pill and Mini Pill contain hormones to prevent pregnancy.
Find out more about the contraceptive pill.
Depo is a hormone injection given every 12 weeks.
Find out more about Depo.
IUD insertions, replacements and removals
You can have a Mirena, Kyleena and copper IUD inserted or removed at Family Planning Tasmania.
Find out more about IUDs.
You can have an Implanon inserted, removed or replaced.
Find out more about Implanon.
You can purchase a diaphragm from Family Planning Tasmania and our nurses will advise you on how to insert it.
Find out more about a diaphragm.
The emergency contraception pill (also known as the morning after pill) is available from a chemist or from Family Planning Tasmania. A copper IUD inserted up-to five days after sex is another type of emergency contraception.
Find out more about emergency contraception.
We offer vasectomy at our Glenorchy and Launceston sites via our partners at Vasectomy Australia.
Find out more about vasectomy.
Referrals for tubal ligation
We can refer you to a private specialist or public hospital for a tubal ligation (female sterilisation).
Find out more about female sterilisation.
We have a new service to support people with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain.
Our service includes doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and psychologists. These professionals work with pain in different ways, and together offer a comprehensive approach to managing it based on the person’s specific needs.
Symptoms might include:
- Period problems – painful, heavy periods
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Bladder problems – pain when weeing, needing to go often
- Feeling pressure or discomfort in your abdomen (from your belly button
down to your thighs)
- Bowel Discomfort – bloating, pain etc.
Our pathway puts each individual patient at the centre of their care. The goal is find solutions and strategies to help them manage their pain in the most effective way.
A cervical screening test (CST) is a simple test to check the health of your cervix. It tests for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which causes almost all cervical cancers.
Everyone over 25 who has a cervix should have a cervical screening test every five years, or more frequently if previous results have been abnormal.
From 1st July 2022, most people can opt to collect their own CST or have it collected by the doctor or nurse.
CSTs were previously called pap smears.
We provide screening and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes. We carry out blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and syphilis. Find out more about STIs.
We recommend you see us for regular screening even if you don’t have symptoms as some STIs can be symptom-free.
We can carry out a pregnancy test to confirm whether you are pregnant.
We provide supportive and non-judgemental pregnancy options discussions. If you have an unplanned pregnancy, we can discuss becoming a parent, adoption and termination (abortion). Find out more about pregnancy options.
We provide medication terminations for pregnancies up to 9 weeks or 63 days since the start of your last period. Find out more about medication terminations.
Surgical termination referrals
We provide referrals to a specialist or public hospital for a surgical termination. Find out more about surgical terminations.
Our doctors are experienced in gynaecology and women’s health and we offer appointments for issues including:
- Breast checks. Find out more.
- Continence/incontinence. Find out more.
- Menopause. Find out more.
- Pelvic Pain – see ‘Endometriosis and Persistent Pelvic Pain’ above
- Period Problems. Find out more.
- Prolapse and pessary fitting. Find out more.
- Pre-pregnancy and fertility. Find out more.
- Vaginal and vulval problems. Find out more.
Our doctors can provide support for sexual health and sexuality concerns, including:
- Sexual and relationship issues
- Sexual and erectile dysfunction
- Painful sex
- Sexual education