Fertility Control (contraception)


North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up


Same day insertion is available for a hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) in suitable patients (previous vaginal delivery or previous IUD under LA)

All referrals should comply with referral standards and include in particular:

  • Reason for referral:
    • For permanent contraception (Tubal Occlusion (LOT) – must include reasons for not using long term contraception instead.
    • For long term contraception (a hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) or hormonal implant)
  • Gynaecological and obstetric history
  • Include results of required tests
  • Details of current contraception if wanting a hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) same day insertion


  • Pap smear or details of recent test
  • For a hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) – High Vaginal Swab, Chlamydia PCR +/- Gonorrhoea PCR if required

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Gynaecology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

If patient is for same day insertion of a hormonal intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD), please prescribe and ask patient to take it with them.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception  – Phone: (03) 6777 6405  Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120  Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100  Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.


Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Consultant/Registrar to organise urgent review and the referral must be faxed.

We will endeavour to see these patients within four weeks, or sooner if clinically indicated.



Will be seen in turn.