Women are strong and need to live long, book a women’s health check today
Danila Dilba’s Gumileybirra clinic is well known to generations of Biliru people. Next to Palmerston clinic there are a range of health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children. The midwives and doctors look after people in a culturally appropriate way, making sure that every patient feels comfortable.
When women plan their families they can choose to finish education and have a career. Contraception services are our special interest and skills. We also have midwives, GPs and a visiting to help looks after. Women can also have a regular health check.
The clinic looks after mums and their babies during pregnancy and after the baby is born. We give extra care for mums who are having some problems. The clinic also brings mums and their children together with other health and community services that will help them.
It’s very important for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women to have regular health checks to pick up problems early so they can be treated. They are more than ten times as likely as non-Indigenous women to have kidney disease, more than four times as likely to have diabetes/high sugar levels, and nearly twice as likely to have asthma.
The rate of cervical cancer is almost three times higher for Indigenous women compared to non-Indigenous women and more Indigenous women die from it, yet it is one of the most preventable of all cancers. Having regular health checks for early warning signs of things like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and some cancers can help women stay healthy.
If you have high risk factors like a family history of a disease, are overweight, or smoke you may be more likely to become sick. Don’t wait until it’s too late: come in for a women’s health check today.