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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.

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.

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.

Knowing ovarian cancer risks - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 491 KB 17 February 2015

In this latest Medical Observer article, obstetrician gynaecologist Dr Eve Gaughan, covers the risk factors associated with ovarian cancer, and highlights the issues and limitations of current screening measures.

Listen, look and test - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 519 KB 01 July 2016

Vulvar examinations require training, patience and a caring attitude, explains Jean Hailes GP Dr Geraldine Edgley.

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.

The vulva: irritation, diagnosis & treatment

Booklets pdf 2 MB 07 March 2017

To help get women talking about this important area of health, Jean Hailes has produced an information booklet all about the vulva. Find out what’s normal when it comes to vulval health, what causes irritation, how it can be managed and handy health tips to keep in mind.

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.

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).

Common vulval conditions - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 1.5 hours 07 February 2018

Dr Karen Berzins, Dr Tanha Bohl, Dr Kathryn Cook and Dr Elizabeth Farrell explore the diagnosis and management of common vulval conditions.

Heavy bleeding - webinar

Webinar 01 September 2015

This 12 minute webinar focuses on the facts of heavy bleeding and is presented by Jean Hailes gynaecologist, Dr Elizabeth Farrell.

Management of vulval irritation - video

Videos 4 mins 18 January 2016

Jean Hailes gynaecologist, Dr Elizabeth Farrell talks about the management and treatment of vulval irritation.

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.

The itchy vulva

Videos 18 mins 07 March 2017

Jean Hailes Dermatologist, Dr Tanja Bohl, discusses causes of an itchy vulva, diagnosis, and management and treatment of vulval irritation.

Vulva - what’s normal? - Dr Geraldine Edgley

Videos 19 mins 07 March 2017

Jean Hailes Specialist Women’s Health GP, Dr Geraldine Edgley discusses vulval health and what’s normal. Each woman’s vulva is unique in size and appearance including variation in the size, shape and length.

What to do if you have an itchy or irritated vulva - podcast

Podcasts 51 mins 03 May 2017

Jean Hailes Medical Director, Dr Elizabeth Farrell, explains what to do if you have an itchy or irritated vulva.

Why ask about vulval health? Presentations in clinical practice - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 1 hour 01 November 2018

In this health professional webinar, specialist women’s health GP Dr Felicity Dent discusses a wide range of vulval presentations commonly seen in clinical practice.

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