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Women's Health Queensland Wide

Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women’s Health) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals throughout Queensland.

Women’s Health provides evidence-based health information to women so that they are able to make decisions about their health. Women can access information:

Women’s Health makes quality, evidence based health information and education accessible to Queensland women so that they have the confidence to make informed decisions about their health and enjoy healthy living at every stage of life.

Online

womhealth.org.au provides women with access to free articles, fact sheets and videos on a range of health and wellbeing topics such as:

  • contraception
  • endometriosis
  • menopause
  • depression
  • sexual health
  • incontinence
  • pregnancy.

Women can also ask health questions on the website, stay in touch via the Women’s Health Facebook page, or watch videos on YouTube.

Over the phone

The Health Information Line is a free information and referral service for Queensland women. Women can chat with a nurse/midwife about any health matter on (07) 3216 0376 or 1800 017 676 (toll free from outside Brisbane) from 9am to 5pm weekdays (except Wednesday, 12.30pm – 5pm).

In the community

The Women’s Health education program provides regular low cost or free presentations on issues that affect women across the lifespan. Women in rural and remote areas of Queensland can access presentations and events via video conferencing and video streaming.

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Last reviewed: November 2012

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Vulval conditions fact sheet - Women's Health Queensland Wide

Women's Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women's Health) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals throughout Queensland.

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The Pill: myths and misconceptions | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Although the combined oral contraceptive pill (the Pill) has been available in Australia for over 50 years many women don't understand how it works. This article discusses the myths and misconceptions about the Pill.

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Endometriosis fact sheet | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to that which normally lines the uterus grows in other parts of the body. Studies suggest that it affects 5 10% of menstruating women in Australia.

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Hysterectomy fact sheet | Women's Health Queensland Wide

A hysterectomy is an operation to remove the uterus. Depending on the type of hysterectomy being performed, accompanying organs such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix are often removed at the same time.

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Food intolerances | Women's Health Queensland Wide

It is not just artificial food additives that can cause food intolerances.

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Emergency contraceptive pills and weight | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Manufacturer of emergency contraceptive pill warns of effectiveness in overweight women

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Coconut water: Is the hype true? | Women's Health Queensland Wide

We examine the claims about this latest health trend to see how true they are.

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Pregnancy hormones: Ask a Health Question | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Question: I am 7 weeks pregnant and experienced a small bleed. My doctor ordered a series of blood tests to measure my hCG levels. What is a hCG level and what number should my level be?

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Pap smear screening program: Ask a Health Question | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Q I have heard that in the near future women are only going to need to have Pap smears every five years. I am 33 and my Pap smear is overdue by about 12 months. Should I just leave it now and have it when the new program starts? Health_Journey_Issue_1_2015.pdf

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Health Information | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Women's Health Queensland Wide providesquality, independenthealth information to Queensland women so they can make better decisions about their health.

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