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Women's health

A heat pack may ease the symptoms of adenomyosis

Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Bartholin’s cysts

Bartholin’s cysts can develop if the ducts of the Bartholin's glands, found inside the vagina, become blocked. Learn about the causes and treatment.

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Breast augmentation (breast implants)

Women undergo breast implant surgery for many reasons. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.

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Cervical screening test

Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.

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Contraception options

There are many methods of contraception. Here's how to choose the right one for you, considering things like effectiveness, safety and convenience.

Middle-aged woman wearing gold ring crying into the back of her hand, to help illustrate domestic violence.

Domestic violence

Domestic violence can affect anyone in the community. Trusted advice on how get help for yourself, a friend or family member.

Abdominal or pelvic pain are common symptoms of endometriosis.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus also grows outside the uterus. It can be painful, but treatment is available.

Middle-aged woman looking concerned as she brushes her hair - to help illustrate an article about female pattern baldness.

Female pattern baldness

Female pattern baldness (or androgenetic alopecia) is the most common type of hair loss and thinning in women.

The female reproductive system contains the organs that prepare a woman’s body for pregnancy on a regular cycle.

Female reproductive system

The female reproductive system involves organs such as the uterus (womb), ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina, as well as hormones.

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Female sexual problems

Many women experience sexual problems from time to time. Learn more about some common problems and how they can be treated.

A woman with symptoms of fibroids

Fibroids

A fibroid is a non-cancerous tumour that grows in and around the uterus. Find out more about fibroids, including the symptoms and treatment options.

Health checks for women

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

Female adult patient talking with doctor about hysterectomy.

Hysterectomy

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

Incontinence

For many people with incontinence, these 10 self-help tips and lifestyle changes are enough to relieve symptoms.

Female adult patient in surgical gown, smiling, while talking to surgeon prior to mastectomy.

Mastectomy

A mastectomy is an operation to remove a breast, usually to treat breast cancer. Learn how to prepare and what to expect if you need this surgery.

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.

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Menstruation

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

Image of teal ribbon on a woman's chest to symbolise ovarian cancer awareness.

Ovarian cancer and its causes

There is no screening test for ovarian cancer. Learn more about the potential causes of, and risk factors for, this disease.

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Ovarian cysts

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary and is common in women with regular periods. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.

Some women with PID may have abnormal periods.

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.

Period problems

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

polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition that affects up to 1 in 5 girls and women in their reproductive years.

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Pregnancy

Discover more about health topics relevant to pregnant women and parents-to-be, such as pregnancy tests, morning sickness, pre-eclampsia and labour.

Image of doctor's hands pointing to diagram of the uterus and pelvic floor in front of female patient to illustrate prolapsed uterus.

Prolapsed uterus

Prolapsed uterus is when your uterus falls down towards the vaginal opening. Read about its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Girls and puberty

Learn about the complex physical and emotional changes that occurs to a girl when she becomes a young woman.

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.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sex is part of a healthy relationship, but can carry risks. Learn about safe sex, STIs, spotting symptoms, and what to do if you get infected.

Genetic testing can be used to diagnose turner syndrome.

Turner syndrome

Turner syndrome affects females. It includes sensory, developmental, and hormonal symptoms, but most females have normal intelligence and lifespan.

Image of reclining woman statue to illustrate the concept of vaginal problems.

Vaginal problems

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

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