Who is WHRIA?

We are a group of caring professionals dedicated to improving women’s quality of life through care, research and education.

We are a large team of practitioners with a broad range of individual areas of expertise. We strive for excellence within our field of women’s health, and focus on holistic care. Our treatment and education is tailored to each patient, and they always play a large role in the decision-making process about their health.

To find out more about our services, our practitioners and our clinic, watch our two short videos:

Servicesby WHRIA
Our Team Approachby WHRIA

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic anatomy

This video shows the anatomy of the pelvis in three dimensions, including the pelvic floor muscles and how they relate to the pudendal nerve.

Pelvic Floor Part 1 - The Pelvic Diaphragm - 3D Anatomy Tutorialby AnatomyZone

‘Brainman’ Understanding Pain Series

The Hunter Integrated Pain Service use real time cartoon sketching of the now-famous ‘Brainman’ to describe our current understanding of pain and what you can do to change it.

Understanding Pain: What to do about it in less than five minutes?by Hunter Medicare Local

Discover all the things you can do to get active and reclaim your life.
Understanding Pain: Brainman stops his opioidsby Brainman

Brainman helps us understand why opioids are no longer recommended for persistent non-cancer pain.
Understanding Pain: Brainman choosesby Brainman

‘The Peripheral Nerve’ with David Butler

These two videos provide the best explanation about how your nervous system can change to become less sensitive, and you can feel better within days. Especially applicable to pudendal neuralgia.

The Peripheral Nerve – Part 1

The Peripheral Nerve – Part 2

Endometriosis Shared Perspectives.

Endometriosis, a chronic painful disease, can be effectively managed but requires varied interventions.
These videos feature experienced specialists including WHRIA’s Sherin Jarvis, and a wide range of patient interviews. Whether you’re a health professional or a person living with Endo, you’ll benefit from this evidence-based information.

These resources are supported by a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Pain and the role of the brain.

Pain and the role of the brain, told in a very amusing way including a personal experience of Lorimer Moseley walking in the Australian bush.

Why Things Hurt. Professor Lorimer Moseleyby TEDx Talks

Experiences of Others With Pain

Agency for Clinical Innovation Pain Management Network

For everyone – Seven episodes where real Australian people speak about getting help; pain and physical activity; lifestyle and diet; medication; thoughts and good sleep.

Pain Bytes for young people – Young Australians speak about pain management; physical activity; feelings; mind-body connections; school; family and staying on track.

Chronic Pain Australia

2 minute videos of Australians speaking about their experiences with pain

Vulval pain and Lichen Sclerosis

Usually it’s men who have the reputation for putting off a trip to the doctor until it’s too late, but when it comes to women’s health, both patients and doctors can also get a bit squeamish talking about things like genital pain. WHRIA’s Professor Vancaillie talks about the use of Botox as an aid to treating pelvic pain.

Asherman’s Syndrome


This educational video was made by the International Asherman’s Association to inform women about this condition. WHRIA’s Professor Thierry Vancaillie has been treating women with Asherman’s Syndrome since his first case in 1984 with Dr Wamsteke in the Netherlands. Our treatment protocol is the result of over 20 years’ experience. We’ve seen excellent results with most women with a return to normal menstrual flow, and over 80% of women able to conceive again.

Asherman's Syndromeby The International Asherman's Association by Explainity

General Gynaecology

Vaginal Cleaning

Vaginal cleaning fads are getting media attention at the moment. This informative article explains why it isn’t something that we recommend.



Sex is the spark that ignites many relationships. But that heart-racing enthusiasm you first have can diminish with time, and for some reason, it seems to fade more quickly in women. This program is about female desire. Why it comes, why it goes and what, if anything, you should do about it. A/Prof John Eden helps answer these questions.

Female Sex Drive by ABC TV Catalyst, Kathy Swan


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, where John Eden explains more about studies, treatment improvements and when to seek help.

Watch John Eden talk about the latest treatments for menopause, courtesy of Westpac Women’s Health Week 2019, password Health. 

Health Ed Seminars for Health Practitioners

Sydney Women’s Health 2014

Contemporary Menopause Management by Associate Professor John Eden

Sydney Women’s Health 2013

Testosterone and Bio-identical Hormones by Associate Professor John Eden
Evidenced Based Herbs and Nutrients for Premenstrual Syndromeby Associate Professor John Eden
Indications for HRTby Associate Professor John Eden
Prescribing HRTby Associate Professor John Eden
Menopause & Breast Cancer - What are your risks?by Associate Professor John Eden
Practical Issues of Vaginal Laser Treatmentby Dr Yasmin Tan
Vaginal Laser Therapyby Dr Yasmin Tan

Chronic Pelvic Pain and GP Advice

WHRIA’s Dr Jason Chow presenting on chronic pelvic pain and his advice for GPs at HealthEd 2016.

Chronic pelvic pain and advice for GPsby Dr Jason Chow

University of NSW TV

PCOS - An Expert's Guideby Associate Professor John Eden
PCOS – The Questions of Kidsby Associate Professor John Eden

More information about procedures offered at WHRIA

CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment for Vaginal Atrophyby DEKA Laser

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