Womens Health Services
Book now with HealthEngine

We're located at
7-9 Gibbons Street Redfern

Opposite redfern train station

Women's Health Services

Breast Health

There are breasts of different sizes and shapes and these also change right from adolescence to menopause. Cysts, breast lumps, mastitis & painful breasts are not an uncommon occurrence. This makes it important to know what is normal and how a breast check can be conducted. You should also know when it’s important to see your doctor in case you notice any changes top your breasts and are worried about them. You should know what causes all these changes and the treatments that are available, specifically how you can relieve pain. Being familiar with how your breasts look and feel; makes it easier to notice changes, in case they do occur. Here are some websites that have a lot of useful information:

www.cancerscreening.gov.au

www.bcna.org.au

Contraception

There are numerous methods of contraception that can help avoid pregnancy. These include:

  • Oral contraceptive pill (OCP)
  • Mini-pill
  • Condom
  • Implanon rod
  • Intrauterine device (IUD) like Mirena
  • Natural family planning method
  • Permanent measures including tubal ligation; vasectomy for men

You can get more information here:

mythbusting and the OCP

Contraception choices

www.fpnsw.org.au

Periods

The duration for which your period lasts & how heavy the flow is, varies for each woman. Here is some information on irregular & absent periods and some ways to help regularise your periods if you need to:

Periods

Premenstrual Syndrome

Menstruation Abnormal heavy Bleeding

PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome affects 12-18 percent of women in the reproductive age group. In certain high risk groups it can affect up to 21%. Here, you will find information about PCOS and acne, irregular periods, excess hair, hair loss, anxiety, depression, sex & relationships as well as a number of other health issues related to PCOS.

PCOS

PCOS all you need to know

PAP Smears

A Pap smear is a very simple and quick test that checks for specific changes to the woman’s cervix cells. If these changes are left untreated, it can lead to cervical cancer. All women in the 18-70 years age group who’ve been sexually active at any point of time, should have a Pap smear done every 2 years; or at least 1-2 years post their first sexual activity (whichever is later). For more information, check this link:

Pap tests explained

Menopause

This is the final menstrual period and it occurs when there is a change in the reproductive hormones of the woman. At this time, the ovaries stop releasing the eggs. Menopause may occur naturally & at the expected age/ early. Management & the treatment of menopausal symptoms is based on each individual woman, her relationships & general level of health, stage of life and her level of wellbeing. Healthy living, complementary and natural therapies, some prescription medications and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), may assist with the symptoms that are a result of menopause symptoms. You can get additional information at:

Menopause

A very informative Webinar

For further information

Menopause
A very informative Webinar
Call now: (02)8399-5320

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 8am - 6pm

Sat: 9am - 1pm

Phone: 02 8399 5320

Fax: 02 8399 5317

We're located at
7-9 Gibbons Street Redfern

Opposite Redfern train station