​Clinics and services under the Women’s Health and Wellness Centre (WHWC)

Accurate as at 24 June 2022
​Contra-Implant Clinic

The Contraceptive Implant (Contra-Implant) Clinic provides advice and counselling to women who are considering the use of contraceptive implants. There are various forms of implants, which are generally small and flexible plastic devices to prevent ovulation.

Services include:
  • Advice and counselling on contraception;
  • Provision of contraception;
  • Insertion and removal of contraceptive implants; and
  • Management of complications or side effects related to contraceptive implants

The Contra-Implant care team comprises specialists from the KKH Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Advanced Practice Nurses.

“Women of reproductive age may desire or require contraception. Contraceptive implants are safe, highly-effective and reversible, and should only be inserted and removed by trained healthcare professionals. With personalised counselling and treatment, patients are empowered to make important fertility and contraception decisions at each stage of their life,” says Dr Seet Meei Jiun, Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KKH, who co-leads the Contra-Implant Clinic.

Appointments or referrals to the Contra-Implant Clinic can be made via the KKH Central Appointments Hotline at +65 6294 4050.

​Menopause Clinic

Menopause is a natural biological process where ovarian function gradually declines and permanently stops due to aging, or when both ovaries are surgically removed. Most women experience menopause naturally between the ages of 45 and 55 years, with the average age of onset at around 50 years.

The Menopause Clinic provides holistic care for women experiencing menopause, helping them to continue a healthy and active lifestyle. Treatment may be provided for hot flushes, sleep disturbance, mood disorder and sexual dysfunction resulting from hormonal changes during menopause.

Services include:
  • Menopause and preventative care including vaccinations, health screening and lifestyle adjustments;
  • Non-hormonal and hormone therapy options to reduce menopausal symptoms;
  • Bone health and osteoporosis care; and
  • Mental wellness support

“Menopause is not an illness and every woman's experience is unique. This is an opportune time to reassess one’s health and life goals and take action to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. We highly recommend health screening tests and necessary vaccinations to enhance every woman’s quality of life and to enable them to fulfil their life goals,” says Assoc Prof Ang Seng Bin, Head and Senior Consultant, Menopause Unit, KKH.

Appointments or referrals to the Menopause Clinic can be made via the KKH Central Appointments Hotline at +65 6294 4050.

Multi-Disciplinary Vulva Clinic

The Multi-Disciplinary Vulva Clinic provides specialised and long-term care for women experiencing vulvar and vaginal conditions. The clinic is led by cross-disciplinary teams specialising in gynaecology oncology, dermatology, sexual health, physiotherapy, psychosexual therapy, plastic surgery and pain services.

Services include:
  • Comprehensive assessment of the lower genital tract;
  • Education and counselling about management and treatment options for patients and family members;
  • Minor surgical procedures such as local excision and liquid nitrogen therapy;
  • Pre-cancer care services such as colposcopy diagnosis and management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN), vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia (VAIN) and vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN);
  • Multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of Extramammary Paget’s Disease of the vulva and vulvar malignancies with specialists in gynaecological oncology and plastic surgery

“Women may be hesitant to seek medical help as the vulva is a sensitive region in a woman’s body. Vulvo-vaginal conditions are common and multi-factorial. Left untreated, they can result in issues such as chronic pain, scarring, urinary difficulties, malignant transformation and sexual dysfunction. With individualised, confidential and holistic care, these barriers can be overcome for a good quality of life with confidence,” says Dr Namuduri Ramapadmavathi Devi, Senior Staff Physician, Department of Gynaecological Oncology, KKH.

Appointments or referrals to the Multi-Disciplinary Vulva Clinic can be made via the KKH Central Appointments Hotline at +65 6294 4050.

​Sexual Health Clinic

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a group of sexual health issues which affects about 30 to 50 per cent of women worldwide. FSD can include persistent recurrent problems with sexual response, including desire, arousal, orgasm or pain, that cause distress.

The Sexual Health Clinic provides a wide spectrum of healthcare services for women experiencing sexual health conditions including:
  • Arousal and desire issues;
  • Couple intimacy and relationship issues;
  • Chronic medical conditions such as anaemia, obesity and thyroid disease;
  • Emotional difficulties;
  • Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPPPD)
  • Gynaecological concerns such as post-cancer or post-pregnancy issues or treatment;
  • Peri-menopause and menopause issues; and
  • Orgasm issues

The clinic is led by reproductive medicine specialists, psychologists and physiotherapists who provide treatment for contributing medical conditions, as well as sexual education, therapy and emotion regulation, rehabilitation and relationship counselling.

“Sexual health issues can affect a woman and her partner’s mental and physical health, relationship and quality of life, and become a key barrier to conception and procreation,” says Dr Tan Tse Yeun, Senior Consultant, Department of Reproductive Medicine, KKH, who leads the clinic.

“With commitment to recommended treatment, and strong spousal support and involvement, women experiencing FSDs can overcome their conditions and achieve a pleasurable sexual life with their partner. Couples are encouraged to seek help together, and earlier, to improve outcomes,” adds Dr Tan.

Appointments with the Sexual Health Clinic will need to be made via referral from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at KKH. To make an appointment, please contact the KKH Central Appointments Hotline at +65 6294 4050.

​Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic

The Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Clinic provides health screening, treatment, counselling, and preventative and follow-up care for women and their partners. The clinic is run by specialists in dermatology, and obstetrics and gynaecology. 

Services include:
  • Comprehensive screening, evaluation and diagnosis for STIs
  • Contact tracing and treatment for patients and their partners
  • Sexual health counselling
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination
  • Follow-up care

“The KKH STI Clinic serves the female patient population, including pregnant women and adolescents, who may feel more comfortable with seeking STI care at a specialised centre for women’s and child’s health. Patients can also access continued and appropriate follow-up care by other healthcare professionals within KKH, helping them to achieve optimal health outcomes,” says Dr Geetha Visvalingam, Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KKH, who leads the clinic.”

Appointments with the STI Clinic will need to be made via referral from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at KKH. To make an appointment, please contact the KKH Central Appointments Hotline at +65 6294 4050.

​Women’s Advocacy Service

The Women’s Advocacy Service at KKH is led by specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology, in collaboration with paediatricians, psychologists, child safety and other healthcare professionals, to provide holistic care for women, adolescents and children who are victims of sexual assault.

“In recent years, the service has noticed an increasing trend in the number of women and adolescents coming forward to share their experiences and seek medical help. Since 2017, the advent of global awareness movements has also encouraged more victims to seek help,” shares Dr Serena Koh, Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, who is part of the team running this service.

“We seek to create a safe and confidential space for victims to seek help, and provide them and their families with holistic and long-term support to recover from the traumatic experience,” adds Dr Koh.

The care team works with the Singapore Police Force to provide care for women who are victims of sexual assault at police institutions or the KKH Urgent O&G Centre. Adolescents and children below the age of 16 years who are victims will be cared for at the KKH Children’s Emergency.

Care for the victims include medical forensic examinations and emotional assessment, to enable necessary and appropriate interventions to be rendered in a timely manner within ambulatory and inpatient settings. Patients may also receive follow-up care at KKH women’s and child’s health clinics and from the KKH Psychosocial Trauma Support Services, to support them in their long-term recovery.