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Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition that affects up to 1 in 10 girls and women in their reproductive years.

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Ovarian cysts

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary and is common. Learn more about the types of cysts, symptoms and treatments.

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Infertility

Infertility is usually defined as not being able to get pregnant. A broader view of infertility includes not being able to carry a pregnancy to term.

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How to talk to someone about diabetes

Almost 300 Australians are diagnosed with diabetes every day. But type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed, if you know the risk factors.

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Cysts

A cyst is a sac or pocket in your body filled with fluid, semi-solid material or air. Find out more the about types of cysts, their symptoms and treatments.

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Women don't need to 'put up' with heavy periods

Heavy menstrual bleeding affects 1 in 4 Australian women, but treatment is available. There's no need to suffer in silence.

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Irregular periods

If your period stops or changes in any way, you should see your doctor.

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Perimenopause

Perimenopause takes place as your ovaries gradually stop working over a period of years, producing fewer eggs and releasing less of the hormones than usual. Learn more about the treatment options available to manage symptoms of perimenopause.

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Female pattern hair loss

Female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is the most common type of hair loss and thinning in females. Learn about causes and treatments here.

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Acne

Acne is a common condition that causes spots or pimples on the skin. Treatments are available, and your pharmacist or doctor can recommend the best one for you.

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