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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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Infertility: Causes & management | Jean Hailes

Associate Professor Beverley Vollenhoven delves into the prevalence, causes, risk factors and effective treatment options for infertility.

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Natural therapies and supplements | Jean Hailes

What is natural therapy, complementary therapy, complementary medicine and alternative therapy? Do they mean the same thing? Every culture throughout the world has at some point used healing plants as the basis for its medicines and many have used

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Causes of osteoporosis and osteopenia | Jean Hailes

There are many causes of osteoporosis. Not only do bones lose density with age, medications used to treat breast cancer, arthritis, asthma, Crohn’s disease and Addison’s disease can also lower bone density.

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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 leading cause of death in women in Australia. Cardiovascular disease includes diseases of the heart, veins and arteries and can end in h

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Diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) | Jean Hailes

Improve your knowledge and understanding of PCOS, its diagnosis and key management principles.

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Physical activity & exercise | Jean Hailes

It’s 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.

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Fertility - anxiety disorders | Jean Hailes - Anxiety: Learn, Think, Do

Having an anxiety disorder as well as difficulties getting pregnant can make life hard. Some genetic conditions such as premature menopause, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) not only affect fertility, they can also cause higher anxiety l

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Healthy living - Cardiovascular health| Jean Hailes

Healthy eating, managing your weight, exercise, trying to move more and sit less can all help support your cardiovascular health. Smoking is not great for cardiovascular health, yet often it is one of the hardest things to change; help is out there.

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Middle years - toolkit | Check yourself | Jean Hailes - Anxiety: Learn, Think, Do

Score your anxiety out of 10, Seek support, Get regular check ups, E-learning, menopause

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Cervical screening test | Jean Hailes

The Cervical Screening Test is a simple procedure to check the health of your cervix. It looks and feels the same as the Pap test, but tests for the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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