Hot flushes of Menopause – a new medication option

Those suffering from hot flushes of menopause now have another medication option to consider and discuss with their healthcare providers in 2024. Fezolinetant is the first drug in a new class of medicines that is non-hormonal. Effective non-oestrogen treatments are needed for women who cannot or do not want to take Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT). This new drug seems to have a low side effect profile. However, it is concerning that 3 monthly liver function tests are required, that there is only 12 months of data (many women have flushes for years) and that an Asian study failed to show any benefit over the placebo.  (more…)

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A/Prof Eden & Donna Namdaran now consulting exclusively in the City

Gynaecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist, A/Prof John Eden is now seeing patients exclusively in the city rooms at WHRIA. After many years practicing in the Kogarah area, John is now consolidating his time at the city practice in Bathurst Street, Mondays to Wednesdays. For all referrals please email directly to Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Donna Namdaran (Reynolds) will see patients at the city clinic on Fridays. No referral is needed to see Donna, unless you are eligible for a Medicare rebate via the Chronic Disease Management Plan or equivalent - see your GP for details.

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The Very Peri Summit – 11 Experts – All the answers

The Very Peri Summit is an online event, giving you unprecedented access to the best perimenopause experts in the world. This is your shortcut to avoid years of struggle. You don’t have to just suck it up.The Summit will be streamed over two evenings May 3rd and 4th, from 7pm-9pm AEST.Eleven experts, including WHRIA's Dr Yasmin Tan, will share practical advice and insights about:💜 The science of perimenopause💜 HRT💜 Weight gain and your changing body💜 Natural therapies💜 Sex and sexuality💜 Mood swings and rage💜 Hot flushes and insomnia💜 Peri-skin (yep…it’s a thing)💜 Managing Relationships💜 Anxiety and DepressionThe event is hosted by Mia Freedman, Co-founder of Mamamia and self confessed “Peri AF”. The event has been designed by women who are experiencing peri, we’ll be answering real questions from women, no jargon, nothing is off the table!Buy your tickets online here  and be quick to get the early bird price. (more…)

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Female testosterone cream gets tick of approval in win for gender and sexual equality

Associate Prof John Eden, WHRIA's Reproductive Endocrinologist and Gynaecologist, comments on this exciting news."Over twenty years ago, our group along with Professor Sue Davis’s group in Melbourne performed the first studies with this product and now finally AndroFeme has been fully approved by the TGA and should be available April 2021, all around Australia. We have had “natural oestrogen” (oestradiol) available as tablets, gels and patches for many years. Prometrium (natural progesterone) has been available for about 5 years and now we have a female-appropriate testosterone product. The women of Australia now have all three natural sex hormones available and approved by the TGA." This is in contrast to compounded “bio-identical HRT” which does contain natural hormones too, but has not been produced or tested to a pharmaceutical standard, leading to potentially incorrect dosages and unnecessary side effects. “I feel like one of my life goals has now been achieved, I have been working towards this moment for the last twenty years.” Read the full media release from Lawley Pharmaceuticals below. (more…)

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Prof John Eden says not all hormone therapies have the same risk.

Prof John Eden, Reproductive Endocrinologist and Gynaecologist, has specialised in hormonal treatment for the symptoms of menopause for over thirty years. "Recent media attention has worried women that HRT causes breast cancer, when the latest scientific evidence is that this is simply not true." Watch his expert video for the latest evidence before you stop your therapy and please have your regular mammograms.Read Prof Eden's full statement below.  (more…)

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John Eden talks about alternatives for the Australian shortage of Oestrogen Patches.

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 thrombosis. There have been supply issues with oestrogen patches which has caused some confusion. Read Dr Eden's advice on how you can use the patches available.  (more…)

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Update from Dr Jason Chow about changes to maternity services at POWP during COVID

Dr Jason Chow would like to let all his pregnant patients know that the POW Private Hospital has updated their website to make it easier to navigate COVID-19 changes. Click on the picture below to head straight to the POWP Maternity website.  

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Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Know the signs, reduce the spread

The Department of Health has issued a health alert regarding the Novel-Coronavirus. WHRIA is open and is adhering to strict NSW health guidelines to prevent COVID-19 spread. Phone or video consults are preferred at this time. Everyone must practice good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading. If you feel well, you do not need to wear a mask.  (more…)

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Happy holidays from your WHRIA team!

We hope you had a happy an healthy 2019! Please note our office will be closed from Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 000 or present to your nearest Emergency Department. We wish you and your families a happy and safe festive season.From the WHRIA team

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Robots helping surgeons to greater success

Congratulations to WHRIA's Dr Jason Chow (pictured) and Dr Karen Chan for being a part of this great achievement. Together they did the first robot hysterectomy, stage 4 endo resection, fibroid removal and pudendal nerve release surgery at the Prince of Wales Private Hospital. (more…)

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