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Our Clinic

We believe in empowering women, through open discussion and providing sound medical information, to make choices about their bodies and their reproductive health that are in line with their needs and goals.

We believe in autonomy of body and choice and work to fiercely protect this!

We respect our patients' preferred pronouns and provide pap tests for anyone with a cervix and hormonal birth control for anyone with a uterus looking for birth control.


At Hamilton Birth Control Clinic, we are committed to protecting your privacy by following all regulations governing patient confidentiality. All information about your visit is strictly confidential. We will not disclose any information to family members, partners, or medical professionals outside our clinic without your expressed consent. We provide services without parental/guardian consent.

Check out the article the Spec recently published about our clinic.


Our Providers

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Dr. Ashleigh McCullagh-Cheung

Ashleigh developed an interest in women’s health while living in England, where she completed a Diploma in Sexual and Reproductive Health. Since relocating to Hamilton, she has enjoyed her work in contraception care and sexual health, both in the family practice setting as well as at Public Health Clinics. She is excited to be starting this clinic. Outside of working in reproductive health, Ashleigh has a Travel Health Clinic. She is married with 2 young kids.

Dr. Avery Gudgeon

Avery has long had an interest in women’s health, providing care to teens and young adults at Vancouver Coastal Health’s Youth Clinics, followed by working at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto in the Special Treatment Clinic and the Bay Centre for Birth Control, providing sexual health testing, treatment, contraception counseling, IUD insertion, and medical abortion care. Avery has since moved to the area with her husband and young daughters, and is excited to provide these services to the women of Hamilton and the Greater Hamilton Area.

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Dr. Tasha McNamara

Dr. Tasha McNamara is a Family Physician in Brantford with training in Obstetrical Care. She enjoys practicing the full scope of Family Medicine, and in particular, women's health. She has a passion for accessible care and is excited to be working alongside the other physicians at HBCC, which offers women with or without family physicians access to needed contraceptive and early pregnancy care. Work aside, Tasha enjoys hiking with her Australian Shepard and husband, traveling, and cheering on the Toronto Raptors. 

Dr. Stephanie Swan

Dr. Stephanie Swan graduated from Norwich Medical School in the UK in 2016. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Queen's University followed by a fellowship in low risk obstetrics at Humber River Hospital in Toronto. She is currently building a Family Practice in Burlington and providing newborn and obstetric care at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital. Her interests include women's health and family planning.Outside of medicine, Stephanie enjoys baking, spending time with her family, and is an avid Formula 1 fan.


Dr. Mikaela Malta

Dr. Mikaela Malta is a family doctor in the GTA with an interest in women's health. She received her undergrad degree from McMaster and is excited to work in the Hamilton area. She completed her residency at Women's College Hospital where she also trained at the Bay Centre for Birth Control. She brings this passion and experience to her role at the Hamilton Birth Control Clinic. In her spare time, Mikaela loves spending time with her partner and two kids (and catching up on sleep).

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