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Australian-led PCOS guideline an international first

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Medical Journal of Australia, Published online: 22 November 2019 An Australian-led international and multidisciplinary collaboration of health professionals and consumers has produced the first international evidence-based guideline for the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) with an unprecedented international translation program, summarised today in a...

International consensus on testosterone treatment for women

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Jean Hailes, 2 September 2019 The first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women, led by the International Menopause Society (IMS), was published in four leading international medical journals today. The statement has been authored by a diverse team of leading experts based around the world and has been endorsed by internationally-esteemed medical societies...

Translation and implementation of the Australian-led PCOS guideline

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Translation and implementation of the Australian-led PCOS guideline: clinical summary and translation resources from the International Evidence-based Guideline for the Assessment and Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Med J Aust 2018; 209 (7 Suppl): S3-S8. || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00656 Published online: 2018-10-01 Abstract Introduction: We have developed the first international evidence-based...

Australia’s health 2018 (Report)

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,  Release Date: 20 Jun 2018   Australia’s Health 2018 is the AIHW’s 16th biennial report on the health of Australians. It examines a wide range of contemporary topics in a series of analytical feature articles and short statistical snapshots. The report also summarises the performance of the health system against an agreed set of indicators...

New standards of care for trans and gender diverse children and adolescents

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The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, 2017 The first Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for trans and gender diverse children and adolescents, led Led by the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, have been released. Dr Michelle Telfer, Head of Adolescent Medicine and Gender Services at the RCH, says health professionals, such as GPs, school counsellors and...

Broader definition of polycystic ovary syndrome is harming women: Australian experts

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The Age, August 17 2017 – 11:20 AM In an opinion article in the latest British Medical Journal, Australian researchers argue that an expanded definition had inadvertently led to overdiagnosis, and therefore too much treatment and even harm. The widening of the definition (to include the sonographic presence of polycystic ovaries) in 2003 led to a dramatic increase in cases, from 5 to 21 per...

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