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A great sex life - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 254 KB 01 February 2015

Over the course of our lives, our bodies, sexual needs and in many cases partners, will change. It is helpful to know what you can expect throughout different stages of your life, because having a good sex life plays an important role in your mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Addressing sexual issues - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 508 KB 01 March 2016

Dr Deidre Bentley, Jean Hailes GP, explains that a sensitive approach is needed when dealing with this potentially embarrassing subject.

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.

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.

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.

Food, anger, changing body shape and a great sex life: Magazine Vol 1 2015

Jean Hailes Magazine pdf 1 MB 20 March 2015

The Jean Hailes national Magazine feature a range of health issues relevant to Australian women at every life stage. In this issue the features articles are:
The battle with food
Women and anger
Your changing body shape
A great sex life

Long-acting reversible contraception
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Medical & health articles pdf 92 KB 01 March 2015

In this article, the Jean Hailes research team explores long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), citing that few Australian women use this method, despite its convenience and effectiveness.

Myth busting and the OCP - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 476 KB 17 July 2015

Addressing women’s concerns about OCP side effects early can prevent premature cessation.

Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia

External Links 26 March 2015

The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia is a not-for-profit body formed to promote education and research in the area of pelvic pain.

Perimenopause, STIs, The power of nature’s red foods: Magazine Vol 1 2017

Jean Hailes Magazine pdf 4 MB 19 February 2017

The latest Jean Hailes Magazine features these articles:
Perimenopause: how to manage the change before ‘The Change’
STIs: what you need to know about sexually transmitted infections
Red is the new black: learn about the power of nature’s red foods
A recipe for a protein-packed vegetable frittata by Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella

Resolving the cause of pain - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 486 KB 23 April 2015

This article provides an overview of dyspareunia and uses a typical case study to illustrate the benefits of a physiotherapeutic approach. As Jean Hailes physiotherapist Janetta Webb explains, a high index of suspicion may assist in the detection and resolution of pain often suffered silently.

Sexually transmitted infections - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 719 KB 20 February 2017

The stigma around STIs means many people are afraid to talk about them. But with a bit of knowledge, STIs don’t have to be a problem.

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.

Contraception update - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 1.5 hours 04 March 2016

This webinar delves into a range of important issues relating to the appropriate and safe prescribing of contraception and includes case studies.

Five things to know about sex in later life - video

Videos 3 mins 04 April 2017

Jean Hailes Medical Director and Gynaecologist, Dr Elizabeth Farrell shares five things to know about sex in later life.

How a pelvic floor physiotherapist approaches pelvic pain - video

Videos 14 mins 01 February 2015

Jean Hailes pelvic floor physiotherapist Janetta Webb, talks about physiotherapy used to treat pelvic pain. She explains what women can expect from their consultation including: history taking, examination, assessment and treatment/management plan.

Managing sexual pain - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 1.5 hours 24 August 2016

Topics in this webinar include dyspareunia, vaginismus, causes of sexual pain, common presentations across life stages and management options.

Sexual health: Women’s Stuff - video

Videos 19 MINS 30 May 2018

In this Women’s Stuff event presentation GP Dr Kerryn Rae discusses sexual health and the importance of health checks.

Sexually transmitted infections, all you need to know - podcast

Podcasts 8 MINS 30 June 2017

General Practitioner, Dr Felicity Dent, talks about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Learn about the different types of STIs, the symptoms to look for and how STIs are diagnosed.

The time of your life: women’s sexuality after 40 - webinar

Webinar 11 February 2016

In this webinar, Maureen Matthews, sex educator, discusses sex, libido and desire for women in their 40s. Maureen discusses these topics with refreshing honesty, openness and humour.

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