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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.

Empowering young women about sexual health - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 146 KB 10 October 2018

Health professionals are in the unique position of being able to empower young women with good information about their bodies and sexual health, and have the potential to do them a great service.

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.

Midlife sexual function - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 578 KB

Following menopause, many women suffer from a drop in their libido. Open and caring inquiry can help address sexual dysfunction.

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.

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

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.

What’s new in cervical screening? Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 248 KB 09 July 2018

Dr Lara Roeske, Director of Education and Liaison at Victorian Cytology Services, writes about the changes to the revamped National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP).

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.

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: 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.

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.

Let’s talk about sex: midlife sexual function - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 1 hour 30 mins 19 September 2018

This webinar uses case studies to explore the management of some common presentations of sexual function at midlife.

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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