women's health

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Clinicians are now able to give a clinical diagnosis of “suspected endometriosis” based on symptoms and a physical examination.

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After the Tonga volcanic eruption and tsunami, localised aid delivery is making a real difference for residents, especially women and girls who are disproportionately affected during a humanitarian crisis.

Women reaching menopause

This transitional phase of life that most women will spend a third of their lives in is an opportunity to reset and empower

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The complex and fascinating community of ‘bugs’ that live in the vagina have just been linked to a groundbreaking new test to identify the risk of preterm birth.

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Vaginal laser therapy treatments claim to reduce negative vaginal symptoms of menopause – experienced by about half of all women – by up to 100 per cent. A new trial shows they might not work at all.

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I was motivated to improve the outcome for women with ovarian cancer by my experience as a junior doctor in London in 1985. But 36 years on, the results aren't what we'd hoped.

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A recent study suggests 12-18 months between pregnancies is ideal for most women. But is there actually such a thing as an ideal length of time?

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A team from UNSW Medicine has launched a major women's health project in Uganda as part of a long-term initiative to improve the health of the community and provide ongoing training for nurses and midwives.

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The new screening program for cervical cancer aims to save lives by breaking down barriers that prevent women from attending screening, write Karen Canfell and Megan Smith.

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Period pain usually begins soon after a girl starts menstruating, but commonly gets better as she gets older, writes Rebecca Deans.

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