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Women's health

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Your risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Here’s how to recognise symptoms and detect it early.

Abdominal or pelvic pain are common symptoms of endometriosis.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition that affects the uterine cavity. It’s often painful but there are effective treatments to relieve its symptoms.

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Female sexual problems

Many women can experience sexual problems from time to time. Learn more about some common female sexual problems that go on behind closed doors and h

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Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is major surgery to remove the uterus, or womb. Read about the different types of hysterectomy and why this kind of surgery may be need

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10 ways to stop leaks - incontinence tips

For many people with incontinence, the following self-help tips and lifestyle changes are enough to relieve symptoms.

Menopause is the time when a woman's monthly periods stop

Menopause

Find out when menopause is likely to start, common symptoms and how to relieve them, as well as possible long-term effects.

Menstruation happens about once a month, as a normal part of the menstrual cycle.

Menstruation

Menstruation happens about once a month. Learn more about the menstrual cycle, what causes your period and health problems related to periods.

Ovarian cancer can affect one or both of the ovaries.

Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is most common over the age of 45, but it can affect women of any age. Learn about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prev

Period problems

Period problems

Suffering from heavy, painful or irregular periods? Does PMS affect your wellbeing? Learn about common period problems and how to cope.

Pelvic floor exercises may help to manage rectocoele symptoms.

Rectocoele

A rectocoele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.

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Relaxation tips

Relaxation can help relieve the symptoms of stress. It can help you calm down and take a step back from stressful situations. Learn how here.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sex is an important part of a healthy relationship, but it can carry risks. Learn about safe sex, STIs, how to spot symptoms, and what to do if you ge

Vaginal problems

Vaginal problems

Most women are concerned by vaginal problems at some stage. Whilst usually not serious, there are many different causes of vaginal problems including

Vaginal thrush can be treated by anti-fungal tablets.

Vaginal thrush

Thrush is a common condition caused by a fungal infection. This article focuses on vaginal thrush. It can be both treated and prevented, so read on.

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Women's Health Links | Women's Health Queensland Wide

This web page contains links to other websites which are external to Womens Health Queensland Wide (Women's Health). Although Womens Healthtakes reasonable care in selecting linking websites, it is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites. Users of links provided by this site are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the site they visit.

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Women and drugs: Gender Impact Assessment - Women's Health Victoria

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Women's health

While women in NSW generally experience some positive health impacts such as longer life expectancy, less obesity and less smoking than men, there are also a range of health issues specific to women because of biology (such as reproductive health) or which are experienced disproportionately by women (such as breast cancer). The social determinants of health, including housing, employment and caring responsibilities, also impact on women's opportunities for better health.

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Women and sexual and reproductive health: Issues Paper - Women's Health Victoria

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Women and mental health: Gender Impact Assessment - Women's Health Victoria

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