Endo and the 'hysteria myth'
Clinicians need the training and support to provide comprehensive healthcare for women with endometriosis.
Women's Health Week
The two biggest barriers for women not maintaining a healthy lifestyle are ‘lack of time’ and ‘health not being a priority’. Women’s Health Week is the time to do something for your health and start making positive changes that can last a lifetime.
Read about some of the great work being done by Monash researchers to raise awareness and improve treatment of women's health issues such as endometriosis, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and IBS.
Fat and fertility: the facts
Excess weight affects fertility in men and women – the good news is weight loss can reverse the negative effects.
'Does anyone have a pad?'
A new advertising campaign for pads that features blood marks a moment when attitudes towards menstruation are changing.
Supporting women after miscarriage
Cliched comments like "it wasn’t meant to be" or "don't worry, you'll get pregnant" are hurtful and dismissive. Instead, acknowledge their loss, listen and let them grieve.
Shining a light on PCOS
It affects about one in seven women of childbearing age, yet there are no public health campaigns or celebrities raising it as an issue.
Doctors, we've got a problem 'down there'
It's the most common vaginal infection affecting women of reproductive age, but is often considered a non-serious condition – and that needs to change.
Hypnotherapy hope for IBS
Worldwide it's estimated that 11% of the population has IBS* with more women suffering than men. Hypnotherapy treatment may turn out to be a major part of the solution.
A healthy gut to ease the pressure
Research is looking at the role a high-fibre diet can play in reducing hypertension.
Weighed down by PCOS
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome say they find it hard to lose weight. Here's what they can do to improve their symptoms and long-term health.
Let's talk about fat
What can we do about obesity and all its associated chronic health problems? Professor Michael Cowley says the condition needs to be destigmatised.
The hospital at home
With more women choosing to give birth at home, researchers are developing a clinical guideline for safe practices in Victoria.