Patient Information

 

Links to useful Gynaecology Resources:

 

Basic Vulval Care

 

Lichen Sclerosis

 

Chronic (Pelvic) Pain

 

Painful Periods

 

Painful Sex

Other reliable pelvic pain resources

 

Endometriosis

Not all pelvic pain is caused by endometriosis, and not all women with endometriosis have pain. The following websites provide an overview of the current understanding of endometriosis, and its management.

 

The following link to the EndoActive website will allow reading of various patient experiences, and videos to assist with shared perspectives.

 

The following link is to the Aus Government Summary of nationally funded activities into improving our understanding of endometriosis.

 

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding can have a variety of causes that your gynaecologist will assess. The following provide an overview of causes, diagnosis and management.

 

Using Hormonal Contraceptives

 

Fibroids

 

The following is a link to a podcast about Fibroids (ABC Radio Health):

 

PCOS

Click through the links to look at lifestyle changes, etc

 

An excellent patient-centred summary of the new guideline from 2018

 

This is an American not-for-profit group set up by patients with PCOS information, option for connections with other women with PCOS etc

HPV and the cervical screening test

 

Menopause

This page has several links to factsheets, ranging from non-hormonal and complimentary treatments for menopause, to discussions regarding HRT, sex-life and general health.

 

There are many links provided on the Jean Hailes website. A good discussion on management of menopause can be found here, as well as specific topics such as menopause after cancer.

 

You can download a podcast here to listen in your own time.

Dr Sonia Davidson (Endocrinologist) discusses menopause in a video that you can watch via the Jean Hailes website.

 

Gender Affirming Healthcare

Resources for trans and gender diverse young people

If you have any questions about these resources, please do not hesitate to discuss these with your gynaecologist at your next review.