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Women's health

A heat pack may ease the symptoms of adenomyosis


Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Woman preparing a bath to help treat Bartholin's cysts.

Bartholin’s cysts

Bartholin’s cysts can develop if the ducts of the Bartholin's glands, found inside the vagina, become blocked. Learn about the causes and treatment.

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Breast augmentation (breast implants)

Women undergo breast implant surgery for many reasons. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.

Image of doctors hands preparing a cervical screening test with female patient in the background.

Cervical screening test

Young man opening a condom

Contraception options

Middle-aged woman wearing gold ring crying into the back of her hand, to help illustrate domestic violence.

Domestic violence

Abdominal or pelvic pain are common symptoms of endometriosis.


Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus also grows outside the uterus. It can be painful, but treatment is available.

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Female pattern baldness

The female reproductive system contains the organs that prepare a woman's body for pregnancy.

Female reproductive system

Reclining mermaid statue.

Female sexual problems

Many women experience sexual problems from time to time. Learn more about some common problems and how they can be treated.

A woman with symptoms of fibroids


Health checks for women

A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure, bone density test and more.

Female adult patient talking with doctor about hysterectomy.



For many people with incontinence, these 10 self-help tips and lifestyle changes are enough to relieve symptoms.

Female adult patient in surgical gown, smiling, while talking to surgeon prior to mastectomy.


Menopause is the time when a woman's monthly periods stop


Find out when menopause is likely to start, common symptoms and how to relieve them, as well as possible long-term effects.

Image of pads to illustrate menstruation, or, periods.


Image of teal ribbon on a woman's chest to symbolise ovarian cancer awareness.
Hand holding a pen to point out ovarian cyst on an ultrasound picture.

Ovarian cysts

Some women with PID may have abnormal periods.

Period problems

Suffering from heavy, painful or irregular periods? Does PMS affect your wellbeing? Learn about common period problems and how to cope.

Managing your health and weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise is a key part of PCOS.
Pregnant woman holding her belly on the beach.


Discover more about health topics relevant to pregnant women and parents-to-be, such as pregnancy tests, morning sickness, pre-eclampsia and labour.

Image of doctor's hands pointing to diagram of the uterus and pelvic floor in front of female patient to illustrate prolapsed uterus.

Girls and puberty

Pelvic floor exercises may help to manage rectocoele symptoms.


A rectocoele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Genetic testing can be used to diagnose turner syndrome.

Turner syndrome

Image of reclining woman statue to illustrate the concept of vaginal problems.

Vaginal problems

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