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Women's health

Learn more about health topics that concern women and their families, such as menopause, breast cancer, endometriosis and pregnancy.

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Health checks for women

A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure and more.

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Heart attack symptoms: men vs women

Heart disease often goes undiagnosed in women, partly because symptoms can develop later. Learn more about why heart disease differs in men and women.

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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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Why women need iodine – and how to get more of it (hint: ice cream)

More than 4 in 10 women could be deficient in iodine, a mineral needed in pregnancy for healthy brain development in babies, reports the University of Sydney.

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Painful sex for women

Experiencing pain or discomfort during sex is fairly common, but in some cases there is an underlying cause.

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Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a condition that affects around 1 in 8 women; it's most common in sexually active women aged 20 to 24.

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What you should know about breast cancer in young women

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of breast cancer — particularly if you're too young for routine mammograms.

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Vaginal problems

Most women are concerned by common problems such as vaginal discharge, dryness, irritation and thrush at some stage.

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Vaginal dryness

Although it can affect any woman, vaginal dryness is most common in women who have experienced menopause.

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