women’s health

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition that can affect girls and women in their reproductive years. It

Breast cancer Q and A

As the most common cancer among women, breast cancer is understandably feared, and discovering a breast lump can be a

Benign breast lumps

For many women, feeling a lump in their breast can be quite a frightening experience. For most women, their first

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian women (not including skin cancers). About one in 8 women

Lichen sclerosus

Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that can occur anywhere on the body. Most often it affects the genital area

Cystitis: bladder infection

Cystitis means inflammation of the bladder and is usually due to an infection. Cystitis is the most common type of


Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It affects both men and women, and it’s


Laparoscopy is a procedure that involves using a small telescope-like instrument called a laparoscope to view the inside of the

Animation: menopause symptoms

If you are troubled by menopausal symptoms, it may help to know that you’re not the only one. While menopause

Eating disorders

What are eating disorders? The term ‘eating disorders’ is used to describe a range of problems to do with eating

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