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Jean Hailes for Women's Health

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation providing a range of important health services for women in Australia. Jean Hailes vision is women’s health now and for the future, with a focus on prevention right across the lifespan. The organisation combines clinical care, research, translation and education to build the health sector and women’s own capacity to improve health and wellbeing.


The Jean Hailes Research Unit performs original research, and partners with other academic institutions, to identify and address gaps in knowledge about women’s health. Outcomes of this research are used to inform women’s health policy, support health care programs and improve women’s lives. The Jean Hailes Research Unit is based at the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.


Jean Hailes Education works alongside clinicians and researchers to translate the latest findings into information and programs for both the community and health professionals.

This includes:

  • websites
  • resource booklets
  • magazine
  • fact sheets
  • video content
  • health articles
  • blog and app
  • professional development activities for health professionals (Jean Hailes is an accredited provider for the RACGP and QI&QCP program).

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Last reviewed: December 2015

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Vulva and vaginal health: getting the right advice | Jean Hailes

As women, we are generally not used to talking about our vulvas and vaginas. So much so, that many women don't know what the vulva actually is, or the difference between it and a vagina.

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Cardiovascular disease | Jean Hailes

Many people think that cardiovascular disease is more likely to be associated with men. Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer of women. Cardiovascular disease includes diseases of the heart, veins and arteries. Find out about types of cardiovascula

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What is osteoporosis? | Jean Hailes

Osteoporosis is loss of bone strength, making bones more fragile and more prone to fracture. Learn more about osteoporosis, osteopenia, common places in the body for fracture and rates of osteoporosis in Australia.

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Periods | Jean Hailes

The menstrual cycle is controlled by female hormones that generally cause a regular bleed, often called a period. In these pages you will learn all about the menstrual cycle, periods, heavy bleeding, regular and irregular bleeding, period pain, premenst

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Young women - toolkit | Jean Hailes - Anxiety: Learn, Think, Do

Knowing what caused you to worry or be anxious is the first step. While you may not always be able to change the cause of your worry or anxieties there are many things you can do to help you feel better.

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Mental & emotional health | Jean Hailes

Depression, anxiety, stress, poor body image, grief, loss, a major change in your life such as becoming a new parent can all affect your mental and emotional health and day to day living. Sometimes it is hard to know if what you are experiencing is depres

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Menopause | Jean Hailes

Menopause is defined as the final menstrual period. It occurs when there has been a change in a womans reproductive hormones and the ovaries no longer release any eggs. Menopause can occur naturally and at the expected age, prematurely or early. Periods

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Sleep across the lifespan | Jean Hailes

Women not only experience sleep differently from men, but are at increased risk of sleep changes and disturbances at different life stages.

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Physical activity & exercise | Jean Hailes

Its never too late to become more physically active. Beginning or resuming exercise at any age will benefit your health. Activity for 30 minutes on most days of the week will provide you with sustainable health benefits. The importance of regular physica

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Not just lumps get to know other symptoms of breast cancer, says study | Jean Hailes

The most common symptom of breast cancer is a newly discovered lump, but this is not the only symptom women should be aware of, according to a recently published research article from the UK.

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