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A simpler fix for fibroids - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 736 KB 15 September 2017

In this Medical Observer article, interventional radiologist and scientific convenor Associate Professor Stuart Lyon discusses the increasing popularity of conservative alternatives to hysterectomies.

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.

Don’t let PMS cramp their style - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 142 KB 12 June 2018

In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, Jean Hailes Medical Director Dr Elizabeth Farrell details the four levels of treatment for PMS as well as criteria for diagnosis.

Endometriosis and pelvic pain webinar

External Links 01 September 2015

This webinar is presented by Women’s Health Queensland Wide and covers the symptoms and management of pelvic pain (including pain associated endometriosis) for women.

Girl Stuff: Your Full-On Guide to the Teen Years

Books $39.99Available in the shop

Girl Stuff has everything girls need to know about: friends, body changes, shopping, clothes, make - up, pimples (arrghh), sizes, hair, earning money, guys, embarrassment, what to eat, moods, smoking, why diets suck, handling love and heartbreak, exercise, school stress, sex, beating bullies and mean girls, drugs, drinking, how to find new friends, cheering up, how to get on with your family, and confidence. Each chapter includes facts, hints, inspiring lists, hundreds of quotes from real girls, and details for over 350 websites, books and other information. 

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 examined - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 3 MB 03 March 2017

In this Medical Observer article, Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Janine Manwaring explains the steps involved that ensures a thorough investigation of menorrhagia.

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.

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.

More Secret Girls’ Business

Books $17.00Available in the shop

More Secret Girls' Business is a great go-to for girls aged 10+ to gain a greater understanding of puberty, periods, and the many varied physical and emotional changes this major life chapter brings; from hair growth to how to use tampons, from self-care to self-esteem, it's filled with practical information told in simple language and supported with fun illustrations. There's also tips for mums, dads and other important adults in a girl's life to ensure puberty is a positive experience for all concerned.

My period - what’s normal?

Fact sheets pdf 2 MB 10 November 2016

This booklet is designed for young girls to help them understand their periods. It explains what is and isn’t normal, and what they can do if they have any questions or concerns.

Period pain & symptom diary

Tools pdf 279 KB 10 November 2016

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.

Persistent pelvic pain - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 908 KB 01 February 2016

Read our latest Medical Observer article about persistent pelvic pain, in which Gynaecologist Dr Susan Evans details key clinical questions to help in the assessment of this common and debilitating condition.

Some Girls

Books $19.99Available in the shop

If you want to instil confidence in the little girl in your life to be comfortable in her own skin, then look no further than Some Girls, the debut book by Melbourne comedian – and Jean Hailes ambassador – Nelly Thomas.

In Some Girls*, Thomas challenges the gender stereotype that girls should look and behave a certain way, and instead celebrates the fact that every little girl is different and special in her own way. It's a powerful message – for both children and adults – but delivered lovingly and lightly through funny rhymes and beautiful illustrations.

Whether your little girl is tender or tough, plays with dolls or dirt, or likes her hair short or long, this book will let her know that all girls can be whatever they want.

*Some Boys is also due for release soon.

The New Puberty

Books $25.00Available in the shop

Well researched and engaging, The New Puberty explores the physiological and societal changes affecting this generation of children as they embark on puberty – in many cases, earlier than their parents and grandparents did, hence the book's title.

Author Amanda Dunn is the politics and society editor for The Conversation, and was a journalist with The Age newspaper for 16 years. For the book, Dunn has interviewed specialist doctors, psychologists, social researchers, principals, teachers and parents, resulting in an evidence-based, approachable book that details the facts about puberty, as well as providing practical suggestions – such as conversation starters – for parents. Personal anecdotes and those of friends and survey respondents are also laced through the book, illustrating the breadth of people's experiences of puberty.

The New Puberty is divided into four main sections. The first discusses theories behind the earlier onset of puberty (eg, better nutrition, environmental triggers) and the growing disparity between children's physical and psychosocial development. The second and third sections are devoted to girls' puberty and boys' puberty respectively, while the fourth explores the gaps in the current model of sexuality education in schools, and urges for reform.

All you need to know about periods video

Videos 3 mins 13 April 2016

This animation video is designed for young women to describe the menstruation process.

Endometriosis: diagnosis & management - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 1.5 hours 21 June 2016

Further your knowledge and skills in the diagnosis and management of this complex condition. Presenters include two gynaecologists and a psychologist.

Heavy menstrual bleeding: an update for health professionals - podcast
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Podcasts 14 MINS 28 November 2017

With the release of the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard, Jean Hailes gynaecologist Dr Elizabeth Farrell speaks about how to appropriately assess and care for women experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding.

Heavy menstrual bleeding: diagnosis & management - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 1.5 hours 07 March 2017

Heavy menstrual bleeding is one of the most common forms of abnormal uterine bleeding. Learn more about this health issue from our expert panel.

Heavy menstrual bleeding: what women need to know - podcast

Podcasts 9 MINS 07 May 2018

Jean Hailes Medical Director, Dr Elizabeth Farrell, discusses heavy menstrual bleeding through a personal story with a woman who suffered heavy periods for more than 25 years.

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