Women’s Health

Menopause: what you can expect

What is menopause? Menopause is defined as the time when your periods stop for good. It is a natural part

Varicose veins

Varicose veins are veins that have become visibly twisted and swollen. They most commonly occur in the legs and feet.

Video: Depressed and anxious – Australian women

Video transcript Female, depressed and anxious? You’re not alone. Australian women are smoking less and exercising more. Yet, most feel

Bacterial vaginosis

If you have a watery vaginal discharge with a strong or unpleasant odour, it’s possible you may have bacterial vaginosis

Menstruation problems

Find out what’s normal and what’s not normal for your periods. Amenorrhoea (absence of periods) Amenorrhoea simply means an absence

Health checks women should have

Health checks and screening tests are an important part of disease prevention. There are several tests and examinations that women can have to

Iron and your body

Iron is important for the proper functioning of all cells in our bodies. The main role of iron in the body

Contraception: vaginal ring

What is the vaginal ring? The vaginal ring (brand name NuvaRing) is a type of hormonal contraception. It is a

Menstrual cycle: normal

The menstrual cycle is the name for the changes that happen in a woman’s body about once a month to


Endometriosis is a common condition in which tissue similar to the tissue that lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows in

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