Gynaecological health conditions such as cervical dysplasia, chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis, fibroids, urinary incontinence, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic inflammatory disease and vulvodynia affect a large number of Australian women. These conditions may cause chronic pain and menstrual and/or urinary irregularities. They may also interfere with a woman’s sex life. Despite these realities, many gynaecological health conditions are under-reported or neglected when they are reported.
The treatment of gynaecological health conditions is often a complex trial-and-error process, which requires a real partnership between a woman and her healthcare providers. Effective treatment may require input from a variety of health professionals, including those who specialize in reproductive health, mental health, the treatment of the gastrointestinal and urinary systems, the skin and the treatment of chronic pain.
While Women's Health Matters takes all care to ensure that the information provided is up to date, we provide this information on the assumption that people accessing it will take responsibility for assessing its relevance and accuracy. Women are encouraged to discuss their health needs with a health practitioner. If you have concerns about your health, you should seek advice from your health care provider or if you require urgent care you should go to the nearest Emergency Department.