Dilatation and curettage
Dilatation (also known as dilation) and curettage is a process which scrapes tissue from the inside of the womb, used to diagnose and treat conditions and after a miscarriage.
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that develops in a woman's cervix. It is one of a few cancers where screening can detect pre-cancerous lesions.
A colposcopy is a minor procedure to examine the health of a woman’s cervix. It may include a biopsy to examine tissue.
Placenta praevia is a condition where the placenta is lying low and may cover the cervix. In some cases, a caesarean is necessary.
A vaginal hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus and cervix through your vagina. It is a major operation usually recommended after simpler treatments have failed. Your symptoms should improve.
Cervical cancer could be eradicated within 40 years
Australia could be the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer, thanks to the free HPV immunisation program and new Cervical Screening Test.
Every woman has some vaginal discharge. It's usually healthy and serves a purpose. Here's how to know what's normal, and what's a sign of infection.
Bacterial vaginosis (BV)
Bacterial vaginosis often causes a watery, ‘fishy’-smelling vaginal discharge. Treatment is available so it's a good idea to get it checked by your doctor.
Vaginal and groin irritation and infection
Irritation around the sensitive skin of the groin or vagina can have many causes. Learn about this condition, and its treatment and prevention.
Bleeding between periods
Vaginal bleeding between periods is not unusual, but should be checked by your doctor if it happens more than once or twice.