Learn more about health topics that concern women and their families, such as menopause, breast cancer, endometriosis and pregnancy.
Health checks for women
A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure and more.
Differences between heart disease in women and in men
Heart disease often goes undiagnosed in women, partly because symptoms can develop later. Learn more about why heart disease differs in men and women.
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.
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.
Painful sex for women
Experiencing pain or discomfort during sex is fairly common, but in some cases there is an underlying cause.
Painful periods are most common in young women, and the pain tends to ease as women get older. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.
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.
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.
Perimenopause takes place as most women’s ovaries gradually stop working over a period of years, producing fewer eggs and releasing less of the hormones than usual. Learn more about how perimenopause affects women here.