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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.

Research

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.

Education/Translation

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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Symptoms of heart attack & stroke in women | Jean Hailes

Knowing the symptoms of heart attack and stroke may not only save your life it may also save the life of another. Symptoms of heart attack in women can be different to men and include pain and pressure in the chest, neck, arm, jaw, shortness of breath, di

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Infertility treatment | Jean Hailes

There are many reasons a woman may have difficulty becoming pregnant. There are a number of things you can do to increase the likelihood of becoming pregnant including lifestyle changes, surgery, hormone treatment and Assisted Reproductive Technology (AR

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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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PCOS | Jean Hailes

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 12-18 per cent of women of reproductive age and up to 21 per cent in some high-risk groups, such as Indigenous women. In these pages you will learn all about the signs and symptoms of PCOS, how it is diagnosed and

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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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Menopause management | Jean Hailes

Management and treatment of menopausal symptoms depends on each individual woman. Healthy living, natural and complementary therapies including herbs and phytoestrogens, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), some antidepressant medications and medications ty

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Prolapse | Jean Hailes

There many different types of prolapse including vaginal, uterine, bladder and bowel prolapse. Causes of prolapse, symptoms, tests used to diagnose prolapse, and management and treatment of prolapse are discussed.

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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, Crohns disease and Addisons disease can also lower bone density. Some illnesses such as hyperthyroidism, hyperpit

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