Don’t stop your hormone therapy because of the recent publication

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…)

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Welcome Fertility Specialist Dr Rachael Rodgers to WHRIA

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.

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Welcome Dr Amanda Beech & Dr Lauren Kite to WHRIA

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. 

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Mood swings, hot flushes, terrible sleep…suffer no more, safe new treatments are available.

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…)

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Information about pain and health problems after prolapse surgery using mesh

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…)

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Pain and health problems after prolapse surgery

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…)

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Prometrium: natural progesterone capsules

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…)

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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 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…)

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It’s In The Bag Campaign – For women in need at Christmas time

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.

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Yoga for Pelvic Pain Term 5 Starts October 9th WHRIA, & Oct 10 Redfern

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…)

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