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Transvaginal mesh complications - Health Professional tool
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External Links 07 February 2018

This tool, developed by Safer Care Victoria, will assist general practitioners in identifying complications and supporting women affected by transvaginal mesh. Transvaginal mesh is a medical product which has been used for over 15 years to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence. Some women have experienced serious and debilitating complications following such surgery.

Let’s change the story video: Violence against women in Australia

External Links 29 March 2017

This video, from national organisation Our Watch, delves into the alarming statistics, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children

Transvaginal mesh: what you need to know

External Links 09 November 2017

The Better Health Channel has released information on transvaginal mesh and reports of complications with this treatment in some women. Learn about transvaginal mesh including alternative treatment options and where to get help if you’re experiencing complications.

Cervical screening online training modules - NPS MedicineWise
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External Links 07 November 2017

These online learning modules, released by NPS MedicineWise, aim to prepare health professionals for the implementation of the renewed National Cervical Screening Program, occurring from 1 December 2017.

Osteoporosis guideline - Osteoporosis Australia & RACGP
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External Links 07 November 2017

Osteoporosis Australia and RACGP have released a new guideline, designed to provide clear, up-to-date and evidence-based recommendations to assist GPs and other health professionals in managing older patients with osteoporosis.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard
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External Links 24 October 2017

These resources from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care provide guidance to health professionals on delivering appropriate care to women with heavy menstrual bleeding. They include the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Care Clinical Care Standard as well as a health professional fact sheet and resources for your patients and clients.

Heavy bleeding fact sheet - Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

External Links 24 October 2017

There are different ways to manage heavy menstrual bleeding. This fact sheet from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care describes the care you should be offered if you have heavy menstrual bleeding. You can use this information to help you make informed decisions in partnership with your doctor.

Cervical screening & LGBTIQ people: a guide for health professionals
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External Links 14 August 2017

This guide for health professionals from PapScreen Victoria provides information on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ) people and cervical screening.

Family Planning Alliance Australia
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External Links 10 April 2014

Know Your Bones - Bone health self-assessment tool

External Links 12 July 2016

This bone health self-assessment tool is designed to help all adults (but especially those over 50) understand their risk of bone fracture. It is an online questionnaire that provides a simple report you can take to your doctor for further review if needed.

Osteoporosis Australia

External Links 01 February 2014

Osteoporosis Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation responsible for providing osteoporosis (bone thinning) information and services to the community and health professionals.

Foods That Do Good
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External Links 12 April 2016

Foods That Do Good is a website that provides health professionals with easy-to-access, holistic and evidence-based nutrition information that will help Australians understand how to work towards better health through a balanced diet. The site is curated by Dairy Australia with input from qualified health professionals.

BreastScreen Australia

External Links 01 February 2014

What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT)? (link to video)

External Links 11 January 2016

In this video from the International Menopause Society, Professor Susan Davis discusses the basics of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Is HRT safe? (link to video)

External Links 11 January 2016

Professor Rod Baber discusses the safety of menopausal hormone therapy in this video produced by the International Menopause Society.

Our Watch

External Links 30 November 2015

Our Watch has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children

1800 RESPECT - Violence against women support line

External Links 30 November 2015

A national counselling helpline and support service for information on sexual assault, family violence or violence against women. Call 1800 737 732

PANDA Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia

External Links 26 April 2014

PANDA is an Australian organisation dedicated to supporting the emotional wellbeing of women throughout pregnancy and early parenthood.

Heart Foundation

External Links 03 March 2014

The Heart Foundation website provides information on heart health, nutrition and a healthy lifestyle to improve cardiovacular disease prevention and care for all Australians.

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