Last updated 10 October 2016

Jean Hailes for Women's Health has developed practice support tools for health professionals for the assessment and management of endometriosis, menopause and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). These evidence-based tools have been informed by the latest research and clinical expertise.

Health professional tools are designed to:

  • Act as a quick reference tool to guide initial diagnosis
  • Provide guidance for the ongoing management of the condition
  • Provide links to comprehensive evidence-based information and patient resources
  • Highlight practice points and key messages

Menopause tool


Endometriosis health professional tool

Jean Hailes is excited to announce that a new endometriosis tool for health professionals is in the final stages of production and will be released in the coming weeks.

Subscribe to our monthly health professional email update to be the first to be notified of its release, or watch a recent webinar which addresses the diagnosis and management of endometriosis.

Menopause tool


Menopause health professional tool

Previously known as the Menopause algorithm, this improved and updated resource covers the phases of menopause, common symptoms, routine screening, hormone replacement therapy candidates, special considerations, bone health and emotional wellbeing. Download it here (PDF) or order hard copies for your clinic.

  • Watch a 2 minute video of Dr Elizabeth Farrell, Jean Hailes gynaecologist, talking through the important points of this health professional tool.
  • Monash University also has a related resource available online, 'A Practitioner's Toolkit for the Management of the Menopause'.

PCOS tool


Polycystic ovary syndrome health professional tool

This health professional tool is a guide to comprehensive management of this complex condition and highlights key considerations such as emotional health, lifestyle, cardiometabolic health, weight management and fertility. Download it here (PDF) or order hard copies for your clinic.

The tool was developed using the Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (below) and extensive consultation with health experts.

Tools to futher support PCOS assessment and management

Australian experts have developed the world's first accessible evidence-based guideline for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition with reproductive, metabolic and mental health impacts. PCOS affects 12-21% of reproductive aged women in Australia, and up to 70% of women with PCOS remain undiagnosed. The guideline has been translated by Jean Hailes into resources and programs for women and health professionals.

Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome


Evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome

The guideline provides 38 recommendations addressing four key areas:

  • Challenges of assessment and diagnosis
  • Assessment of emotional wellbeing
  • Lifestyle management
  • Fertility

Importantly, the guideline addresses the long-term complications of PCOS including increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression and anxiety.

Download it here (PDF).

PCOS guideline algorithms


PCOS guideline algorithms

The PCOS guideline algorithms summarise the recommendations of the guideline and provide an accessible desktop tool.

The five algorithms, which feature in the guideline, can also be downloaded individually as separate PDFs:

  1. Diagnostic and metabolic risk assessment
  2. Assessment of emotional wellbeing
  3. Lifestyle management
  4. Management of infertility
  5. Therapeutic interventions for fertility

Download algorithms 1-5 (PDF).

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