Gynaecological Health

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.

For more information and support;

The Royal Women’s Hospital

Women & Newborn Health Westmead Hospital

Gynaecological Awareness Information Network

Endometriosis Australia 

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health

ACT Health – Women’s Health Services

Fact sheets