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. August 2017 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.
Feeling sad or blue is a common symptom of menopause affecting 19-29% of women. However, studies have shown that clinical depression is not more common during menopause, except for those women who have long-standing depression or anxiety. Knowing this and discussing a plan with your physician for your mental fitness, medication and sleep options can help you manage your life through menopause and beyond. See our Health Information section to read more or download our information sheet about hormone therapy, menopause and good sleep, written by A/Prof John Eden.
Endometriosis is a silent torment for thousands of women and young girls. One in ten women suffer from Endo and yet most people have never heard of it. Girls as young as ten miss out on school because of severe pelvic pain associated with Endo. Diagnosis can take up to seven years. Endo often results in infertility. It costs Australia 7.7 billion dollars every year.
Professor John Eden and Professor Thierry Vancaillie and the WHRIA team are thrilled to introduce our newest handpicked member of the team - Donna Namdaran Reynolds.Donna has 15 years experience as a Physiotherapist working in a variety of areas in the field, focusing her passion and expertise in women’s and paediatric bowel and pelvic floor physiotherapy in the past five years. (more…)