Spotlight on…Professor Jane Fisher

Jane Fisher is Jean Hailes' Professor of Women's Health at Monash University and leads the Jean Hailes Research Unit at Monash. An academic clinical psychologist, Professor Fisher is also the co-developer of the 'What Were We Thinking!' program and app for new parents.

Midlife weight gain: what’s really going on

For many women, the menopause years are often met with physical, emotional and mental changes. And often, just as you are navigating the tricky symptoms of hot flushes, night sweats or increased anxiety levels, you are greeted by another unwelcome visitor: weight gain.

Libido: the highs and lows of midlife

Your libido, also known as your sex drive, can change a lot throughout your life. After all, so many factors can affect it, such as relationship strain, the work-life juggle, financial pressures or looking after family. So it's not surprising that, for many women, sex can easily slip off the radar. 

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