women’s health

Period Pain: Symptoms and Treatment

Period pain is also called dysmenorrhoea (painful menstrual bleeding). It is a common problem, and when severe it can stop

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Most women feel some discomfort during their period, but it’s not uncommon to also have unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms


A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of the breast that can be performed to help with the detection and diagnosis


Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths of the uterus (womb). They are also known as uterine fibroids or leiomyomas. The most

Female reproductive organs

The female reproductive organs include the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina. Front view of female reproductive organs Side view

Vulval problems: a self-help guide

Introduction Vulval and vaginal problems haven’t received much attention until quite recently, but in the past 10 years or so

Pap smear tests

Pap smear tests are currently used in Australia as a screening test for cervical cancer. A Pap smear test can

Cervical cancer screening tests

Screening for cervical cancer is very effective at reducing the number of women who develop or die from cervical cancer.

Prolapsed uterus

A prolapsed uterus is when the uterus (womb) moves downward from its normal position – this can happen when the

Breasts: inside women’s breasts

Women’s breasts are made up of fat, nipple, glands (alveoli) and a network of ducts through which milk can pass

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