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
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…)
Many women have been frightened to take hormones, due to misinformation many years ago. The recent publication in the Lancet (29 August 2019) unfortunately does not provide any new information, as it includes results from old HRT that is no longer used. The risks stated in the paper are not applicable to current hormone therapies. Watch WHRIA's Prof John Eden on 9 NEWS comment on an observational study about menopausal hormone therapy and the risk of breast cancer, recently published in the Lancet. Unfortunately it includes old treatment therapies no longer used. Watch John Eden talk about the latest treatments for menopause, courtesy of Westpac Women’s Health Week 2019, password Health. (more…)
Dr Rodgers is a specialist gynaecologist with sub-speciality training in fertility. She treats women with a wide range of fertility issues, including PCOS, endometriosis, recurrent miscarriage, unexplained infertility and low ovarian reserve.Rachael has a special interest in the fertility preservation of women with cancer and is currently completing a PhD at the University of NSW in this topic. Rachael is able to offer a full range of fertility services and is consulting from our Bathurst Street rooms on Fridays.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Amanda Beech, an Obstetric Medicine Physician and Endocrinologist, and Dr Lauren Kite, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, to our WHRIA team.Amanda has an interest in Women’s Health across all ages, including Medical Disorders of Pregnancy, reproductive endocrinology, menopause and osteoporosis, and the prevention of secondary fractures. Amanda can also see men for endocrine disorders such as gender dysphoria and bone and mineral diseases. Amanda consults on Fridays at Bathurst Street. Lauren has completed her training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She is WHRIA’s Pain Medicine trainee and research fellow, under Professor Vancaillie at the Royal Hospital for Women well as the team at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Lauren can see women for gynaecology and pelvic pain appointments at Bathurst Street on Mondays.
Do you suffer from poor sleep due to hot flushes? Panic attacks? Mood swings for no good reason? If you are going through or have passed menopause and are suffering, you are not alone. A large Australian survey found 400, 000 women are having severe menopausal symptoms, but only 1 in 8 are being treated when simple, effective treatment is available. Many women have been frightened to take hormones, due to misinformation many years ago.The 2016 Australian release of a safe, plant-based, easily absorbed HRT provides more options for women with menopausal symptoms. Watch this short video on Studio 10 TV by clicking here, where John Eden explains more about studies, treatment improvements and when to seek help. (more…)
If you are suffering mesh-related problems, or are considering mesh, you can read the latest Information Sheet for women who have had, or are considering having surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (scroll down to "Information sheet..."). If you would like to consult one of our doctors in relation to pain or problems after mesh surgery, please see the checklist below. (more…)
Do you or someone you know have a transvaginal mesh implant? You can help us understand the extent and impact of mesh implants across Australia by completing the Health Issues Centre anonymous survey before May 26th 2017, to help inform the senate inquiry. (more…)
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…)