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Ending the “silent suffering” of women with third and fourth degree perineal tears after childbirth

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Croakey Professional Services,  April 21, 2021 Third and fourth degree perineal tears are an uncommon but potentially devastating complication of vaginal childbirth. While not all such tears can be prevented, many can. When they do occur, early identification, surgical repair, and support are all key to recovery. With the release this month of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in...

Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with PCOS

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Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as a management strategy for symptoms of PCOS. Arentz, S., Smith, C.A., Abbott, J. et al. BMC Women’s Health 21, 107 (2021). The international clinical practice guidelines for PCOS emphasize diet and exercise as first-line management of clinical signs and symptoms. This study aimed to...

Australian HIV Peer Support Standards

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National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWHA), 2020 The HIV Peer Support Standards, developed by the National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPHWA), is a welcomed resource and addresses a long standing gap in policy and program planning of services for people living with HIV. The evidence-informed standards provide a step-by-step guide that create a framework for...

[Australians] with endometriosis face six-year wait for diagnosis, study finds

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The Guardian, Thu 22 Oct 2020 11.55 AEDT A study of 620 [Australians] living with the painful and often debilitating condition endometriosis found [they] have to wait an average of 6.4 years before being diagnosed and often undergo surgeries that fail to improve their chronic pain. The study, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, found despite medical and surgical...

Job vacancy at SHINE SA: Mental Health Clinician / Team Leader, Gender Wellbeing Service

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SHINE SA, August 2020 Mental Health Clinician and Team Leader – Gender Wellbeing Service PO3 Level (hourly rate of $44.29 – $46.97 based on experience), Part-time (0.5 FTE) Fixed-term contract to 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension Excellent Salary Sacrificing Scheme SHINE SA is a leading not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship...

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding – RACGP seminar by Dr Amy Moten

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RACGP, August 2020 SHINE SA’s Sexual Health Practitioner, Dr Amy Moten will be presenting an online webinar on behalf of the RACGP on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding.   Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common presentation in general practice with heavy menstrual bleeding affecting 25% of people who are menstruating. This presentation will discuss the common causes of heavy menstrual bleeding and...

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