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Endometriosis: an overview
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Webinar 40 mins 27 November 2018

Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Neelam Bhardwaj presents an informative overview of endometriosis covering key aspects including diagnosis, pathogenesis and impacts on mental health.

Endo Wise: women share their endo stories

External Links 05 November 2018

Endo Wise looks at the common but under-recognised chronic disease endometriosis. Eight women share their personal experiences with endo, from symptoms to diagnosis, and management of the condition.

Endo Wise: Bec’s story

Videos 6 min 50 sec 26 October 2018

Bec’s journey with endo would have been very different had it not been for the support of her husband Ash.

Endo Wise: Rachel’s story

Videos 3 min 42 sec 19 October 2018

Rachel’s anxiety is linked to her recent diagnosis of endometriosis. Find out what she’s doing to reduce her symptoms.

Endo Wise: Tegan’s Story

Videos 5 min 16 secs 15 October 2018

Tegan was just diagnosed with endometriosis after showing symptoms for 14 years. Now she’s trying to conceive.

Endo Wise: Micaela’s story

Videos 5 mins 4 sec 05 October 2018

Micaela thought painful sex was just part of life as a woman, but an attentive doctor knew there was more to it. She talks about her journey of getting diagnosed and treated for endometriosis.

Endo Wise: Hithaishi’s story

Videos 7 mins 05 October 2018

Hithaishi had to convince doctors she wasn’t drug seeking or had psychological issues before being diagnosed with endo. Find out how she did it.

Endo Wise: Alice’s Story

Videos 3 mins 40 secs 25 September 2018

As a 25-year-old, Alice has not only spent years managing endometriosis, she has also been managing the expectations of friends who might not always understand what it’s like to have a chronic condition. Find out what she does.

Endo Wise: Jennifer and India’s Story

Videos 4 min 26 secs 17 September 2018

Jennifer realised she probably had endometriosis when her older sister was diagnosed—along with two other sisters. Find out what happened when she had daughters of her own.

Endo Wise: Liza’s Story

Videos 4 min 10 September 2018

As a teenager, Liza’s doctor recommended she have a radical hysterectomy to ease her pain. But Liza didn’t let a diagnosis of endometriosis define her life. Find out what she did.

Recognising silent conditions

Videos 11 mins 05 October 2018

Medical Director Dr Elizabeth Farrell discusses why it’s important to pay attention to period pain, how to recognise possible signs of endometriosis, and to learn more about itchy vulvas.

Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

Books $25.00Available in the shop

Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain, written by Dr Susan Evans with Deborah Bush QSM, is an easy-to-read and practical guide that answers the questions you have always wanted to ask about endometriosis. What is it? Will I be able to have children? Do I need an operation? How can I help myself? Some women have bad periods but are otherwise well. Others have many problems including an irritable bowel (IBS), migraine headaches, bladder issues, sharp, stabbing pains or painful sex. This book helps you live well without pain.

Black bean & sweet potato nachos with guacamole

Recipes pdf 867 KB 03 September 2018

Get a delicious dose of plant-based iron with our vegan spin on this Mexican classic.

Endometriosis - fact sheet

Fact sheets pdf 446 KB 30 November 2016

Period pain & symptom diary

Tools pdf 304 KB 31 July 2018

The period pain & symptom diary is an excellent resource to help young girls manage and understand their periods. It allows them to keep a record of their periods, especially to track pain, and is a useful tool to use when explaining symptoms to their doctor.

Applying the teach-back tool - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 485 KB 14 May 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, senior research fellow Alison Beauchamp, discusses the method ‘teach-back’ to improve the health outcomes of a consultation.

Let’s not normalise period pain - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 660 KB 19 March 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Janine Manwaring discusses endometriosis and pelvic pain.

Causes of pelvic pain - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 50 mins 30 March 2017

Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Janine Manwaring presents a practical framework for the clinical assessment and management of pelvic pain.

Understanding endometriosis - video

Videos 11 mins 22 March 2014

Endometriosis is a common condition that can cause pelvic pain, infertility and negatively affect quality of life. Dr Elizabeth Farrell, Medical Director at Jean Hailes Medical Centre, explains some important points of this health condition.

Endometriosis - Back to basics - Dr Elizabeth Farrell

Videos 3 mins 17 November 2016

Jean Hailes Gynaecologist, Dr Elizabeth Farrell gives a brief overview of the symptoms, management and treatment options for endometriosis.

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