Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Most hospitals and general practice clinics in Dubai offer gynaecological and obstetrics medical services. In your home country you may be used to receiving reminders when you are due for a smear test or mammogram; in the UAE, you’ll need to be more proactive, and while a gynaecologist can advise you on how frequently you should have check-ups, it will be up to you to remember when the time comes.

Women's health
If you are looking for a long-term gynaecologist, try Health Bay Clinic, which has a gynaecology department. Many clinics offer Well Woman check-ups that can be done regularly (usually annually) and offer the chance to get all your checks done in one go, at the same time as a general health review. Latifa Hospital and Mediclinic City Hospital  also have gynaecology departments.

Birth control
Most contraceptives are available in Dubai (the morning after pill is not) and a gynaecologist can advise you on the most suitable form of contraception for you. If you take oral contraceptives, a variety of brands are available over the counter without prescription. Because of the risk of thrombosis, you should make a point of going to your doctor to have your blood pressure checked every six months, just to make sure everything is okay. Note that, while rarely enforced, the law is that you should be married in order to be prescribed or purchase contraceptives.

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