Women’s Health

51% of Australian women have had an unplanned pregnancy

3 Extra Benefits of Using Mirena™ You May Not Know About

Contraceptives can take a variety of forms, including hormonal medication, barrier contraceptives (such as condoms), implants and more. A popular method of temporary contraception among women is the Intrauterine device, or IUD, which may be hormonal or non-hormonal. In Australia, the hormone-releasing IUD available is called Mirena™. Mirena™  is a T-shaped device that is placed …

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What Nobody Tells You About Urinary Incontinence

Whether it’s a tiny leak when you cough, a bladder that never seems to be empty, or regular get-to-the-bathroom-right-now emergencies, urinary incontinence is actually more common than you might think. Although it’s believed to affect up to 37% of Australian adult women, most women aren’t comfortable openly talking about urinary incontinence. Embarrassment often prevents women …

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What are periods like when you have PCOS?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects 12-21% of women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may experience a range of health complications including reduced fertility. PCOS is attributed to varying symptoms including hair loss, ovarian cysts, chronic fatigue, and changes in a woman’s menstrual cycle. Despite being a relatively common condition, …

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Am I Neurotic or Do I Have a Real Problem? Vulval Disorders Explained

Guess what ladies? That discomfort ‘down there’… it’s more common than you might think. In fact, most women will experience some kind of vulval irritation during their lifetime. But when our most sensitive area starts to itch, burn or hurt, our distress can range beyond the physical. Many women avoid getting medical advice due to …

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Endometriosis – The Mystery Reproductive Disease Affecting 1 in 10 Women

When it comes to diseases affecting women, few are as under-diagnosed and misunderstood as endometriosis. Back in the Middle Ages, severe menstrual cramps were associated with madness and immorality. Women who complained of painful periods were often accused of faking their symptoms in order to avoid work. Sadly, not enough has changed. Women’s reproductive health …

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A New Approach to Laparoscopic Surgery

It’s an exciting time to be a women’s health specialist. Surgical techniques are rapidly evolving, offering women safer and less invasive options for treatments that traditionally would require open surgery. One of these minimally invasive options is laparoscopic surgery. In this current era of innovation, it has become the standard technique for many surgical procedures. …

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