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[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...

Joint statement by 33+ countries to promote and protect the rights of intersex people

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Intersex Human Rights Australia, 2nd October 2020 Austria has made a statement on behalf of countries from every region of the world, calling on the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and address human rights violations and abuses against intersex persons. Advocates from around the world worked with colleagues in ILGA World in Geneva to support this work. Read more (including the text and...

Women taking pill may be less likely to suffer ACL injury, study finds

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The Guardian, Fri 3 May 2019 09.01 AESTLast modified on Fri 3 May 2019 09.50 AEST Women on the combined pill appear to be less likely to tear a key ligament in their knee, research suggests.  Tears to the ACL are known to be more common in women than men, with previous research suggesting fluctuations in hormones during the menstrual cycle, including oestrogen, might play a role by increasing the...

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...

Pelvic mesh implant patients want answers from Senate report

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ABC 730 report, 26/3/2018 A steady stream of Australian women with pelvic mesh implants have spent tens of thousands of dollars flying to a clinic in Missouri to have their implants removed, claiming they have suffered major side-effects from the implants used to treat prolapse and incontinence. More than 35 Australian women have made the journey to the same practitioner because, they say, they...

Essure contraceptive device: Hazard Alert from TGA

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Therapeutic Goods Administration, August 30, 2017
Consumers and health professionals are advised that Australasian Medical and Science Ltd (AMSL), in consultation with the TGA, has issued a hazard alert for Essure. AMSL is also recallingunused stock and withdrawing the device from the Australian market.

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