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.
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