Prometrium®, 100mg of micronized progesterone in a gel cap, is finally available in Australia. This product has been used by the French since the 90s. Progesterone is a relatively difficult hormone to get into the human body and rubbing on the skin in the form of creams has been shown not to be very effective. Most sex hormones, including progesterone, are fat soluble and so the French company, Besins, basically micronized the progesterone (making the particles very small) and then dissolved it in sunflower oil, encasing the whole in a gelatine cap. Clinical trials have shown that oestradiol used with Prometrium represents one of our safest HRTs. (more…)
Oestrogen patches are one of the safest forms of HRT. For example, they do not have any effect on clotting risk (eg. DVT or pulmonary embolism) and so are safer than oral oestradiol for women at risk of clotting. There have been tremendous supply problems with oestrogen patches since late 2016 in Australia, which has caused much confusion amongst doctors, chemists and women using these patches. (more…)
This week Sherin dropped off 30 handbags filled with everyday and luxury items for the It's In The Bag campaign. NSW Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen will drop them to the not-for profit organisation, Share the Dignity. A huge thank you to all of you who generously donated and took the time to write a card for women in need at Christmas time. A special thanks to those who donated on our Visualisation For Pelvic Pain education evening on Thursday.The "It's in the Bag" Christmas campaign idea came to Share the Dignity when they realised that women seem to manage the needs of children at Christmas, ensuring they're cared for and made to feel special, but the same can't always be said for those women who put the needs of others before their own.WHRIA is please we could help to make them feel special.
Rebecca Shaw from Akasha Yoga Sydney returns for Term 5 of Yoga for Pelvic Pain. Join us for 6 weeks of soothing yoga on a Sunday morning at WHRIA, and Monday evenings at the Mind & Movement Centre Redfern, designed specifically for people with pelvic pain and conditions such as pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis and overactive bladder. See our Facebook page for full details. (more…)
Sherin Jarvis, one of WHRIA's physiotherapists, and her daughter Phoebe have set up a fund raising page for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia, the money raised helps women in Ethiopia to recover from debilitating childbirth injuries. Our goal of $3600.00 would pay for fistula surgery for 6 women. We hope hope you might consider donating by clicking on this link to help reach our goal. (more…)
Hormone Replacement Therapy has been used safely in Australia for many years. This week’s Australian release of a safe, easily absorbed HRT provides an exact duplicate of the human hormone progesterone for women with menopausal symptoms. We have known for fifteen years that HRT that contains a synthetic progestin is linked to a slightly increased risk of breast cancer, if used for more than five years. A recent study in 2016 by Asi and colleagues showed that body identical HRT containing natural progesterone was associated with a significantly lower risk of breast cancer than HRT containing progestin. Thus the recently availability of natural progesterone means that Australian women can have access to a safer form of HRT. (more…)
Rebecca Shaw from Akasha Yoga Sydney returns for Term 3 of Yoga for Pelvic Pain. Join us for 6 weeks of soothing yoga on a Sunday morning at WHRIA, designed specifically for people with pelvic pain and conditions such as pudendal neuralgia, endometriosis and overactive bladder. WHEN: 19, 26 June; 3, 10, 17, 24 July 2016 COST: $108 for 6 week term ($23 per casual class if available) TIME: 10-11 am (more…)
Breathworks Mindfulness was founded by Vidyamala Burch, co-author of our favourite book Mindfulness for Health, winner of the Best Book Award (Popular Medicine) British Medical Association's Book Awards 2014. (more…)
The Women’s Health & Research Institute of Australia is pleased to announce that Dr Yasmin Tan and Dr Jason Chow are now seeing patients at Randwick, as well as our City rooms. Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Suite 30, Level 7, Barker Street. RANDWICK NSW 2031 PLEASE CALL 1300 722 206 FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS Fax: 02 8021 1244 - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Erbium (or Er:Yag) laser is a non-invasive and non-hormonal treatment for minor vaginal relaxation, prolapse of the vaginal wall (s) and urinary incontinence.
What causes vaginal relaxation?
Relaxation of the vaginal tissues with subsequent prolapse of the vaginal walls and bladder or rectum can be a natural aging phenomenon. Pregnancy and vaginal delivery are major contributing factors.
Other factors that may influence the occurrence of relaxation are obesity and lack of appropriate muscular exercises.
It seems logical that women who maintain a healthy life style minimize their risk to develop vaginal prolapse, but our genetic make-up is sometimes such that relaxation is unavoidable.