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Abnormal vaginal bleeding

Abnormal vaginal bleeding includes intermenstrual bleeding, postcoital bleeding, and postmenopausal bleeding. These are symptoms, not a diagnosis....

Absent periods (Amenorrhoea)

Periods happen as part of the natural menstrual cycle. They usually happen every month. It is normal...

Breast engorgement

Breast engorgement is swelling of the breast. It may happen when you start breastfeeding and can also...

Cervical screening

Cervical screening is a test that checks for early signs of cervical cancer. When cervical cancer is...

Chronic pelvic pain

Chronic pelvic pain is abdominal and/or pelvic pain that has lasted for at least 6 months. It...

Dilatation and curettage

A Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) is an operation performed on women to scrape away the lining of...

Endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer is cancer that starts in the uterus. Most women who get this type of cancer...

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is an inflammatory illness with lesions of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus. It can cause pelvic...

Factor V leiden in pregnancy

Factor V Leiden is a gene mutation. It can increase your chance of developing an abnormal blood...

Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation, or cutting, is any procedure that involves partial or total removal of, or injury...

Heavy menstrual bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding means a heavy period. This can affect a woman’s quality of life. Most menstrual...

Improving breast milk supply

Sometimes, women have a low breastmilk supply after birth. There are many reasons why a woman’s breast...

Long-acting contraceptives

Long-acting contraceptives are birth-control devices that stay in your body for a long time (from one month...

Mastitis and breast abscess

Mastitis is swelling in the breast. Most times, it is caused by an infection. It usually happens...

Medical termination of pregnancy

A medical termination uses medication to end a pregnancy. It is safe and effective for pregnancies up...

Menopause

Menopause is defined as not having a period for more than a year in a non-pregnant woman....

Options For Pregnancy Care

In South Western Sydney, there are five main types of pregnancy care. You have a say in your pregnancy care...

Ovarian masses (cysts)

Ovarian masses (cysts) are fluid-filled sacs that appear in the ovary. The most common types of cysts...

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease is a bacterial infection of your uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. This infection may...

Pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse is when one or more pelvic organs bulge into the vagina. This happens when...

Period pain (dysmenorrhoea)

Dysmenorrhoea means a painful period. It is common but often under-diagnosed or treated. It can make life...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder. It often affects young women’s metabolism and...

Postmenopausal bleeding

Postmenopausal bleeding is any bleeding from the vagina that happens after menopause. Around one in ten women...

Pre-pregnancy planning for women with diabetes

If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and are thinking about having a baby, pre-pregnancy...

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the physical and psychological symptoms that happen each menstrual cycle. They happen during the...

Short-acting contraceptives

Short-acting contraceptives prevent pregnancies but are either single use or only last for a short time. The...

Sore, Tender and Damaged Nipples

Nipple pain is common in the early days of breastfeeding. It generally improves after the first few...

Subfertility

Fertility means how easy it is for someone to have a baby. Subfertility is when a person...

Surgical termination of pregnancy

Surgical termination of pregnancy is a safe day-surgery procedure. It can be performed anywhere between 7 to...

Thrush (Vulvovaginal candidiasis)

Vulvovaginal candidiasis is a fungal infection in the vagina. It is caused by a growth of candida...

Unintended pregnancy

An unintended pregnancy is a pregnancy that is not planned. A chance pregnancy brings up a lot...

Urethritis

Urethritis is an inflammation of the urethra (the tube which takes urine from the bladder to outside...

Urinary incontinence

  Urinary incontinence is the involuntary or accidental leakage of urine. This affects 30% to 50% of...

Vaginal pessaries

A vaginal pessary is a removable device that is put into the vagina. It is used to...

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is long lasting pain of the vulva without an obvious cause. It can include burning, stinging,...

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