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  1. 9 November 2023 - Health & Medicine

    5 things you didn’t realise you need to know about perimenopause

    Imogen Crump's perimenopausal hot flush on live TV has started a national conversation about normalising the symptoms, says University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 7 September 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    Replanting the birthing trees

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are working with researchers to create safe and sacred family spaces, says a University of Melbourne expert

  3. 4 March 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Girls forced to act as boys in Afghanistan

    By dressing girls as boys, Afghan families try to get around the country's rigid gender roles say University of Melbourne experts on International Women's Day

  4. 7 March 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Finding an ‘early warning’ for preeclampsia

    New University of Melbourne research aims to develop an 'early-warning' blood test for pregnant women at risk of potentially life-threatening preeclampsia.

  5. 31 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Tackling misconceptions about ovarian cancer

    New research involving the University of Melbourne shows that many Australian women mistakenly believe that ovarian cancer can be prevented through vaccination.

  6. Podcast1 April 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Our flesh after fifty

    Professor of gynaecology Martha Hickey explains how a new exhibition, Flesh after Fifty, came about and its celebration of positive images of older women in art

  7. 11 March 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Where are all the missing girls?

    A bias for sons in patriarchal societies has skewed birth ratios and 126 million women are missing; University of Melbourne experts explain how we can fix it.

  8. 7 March 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Why are women ignored by medical research?

    Medical research aims to treat disease but women are often left out – and that must change, says a University of Melbourne expert on International Women's Day.

  9. 20 January 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why some women are dying for getting their period

    Menstrual beliefs and taboos can place serious restrictions on a woman’s life, impacting her health and freedoms writes a University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 9 October 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Many of the world’s women are mistreated during childbirth

    In parts of the world women are commonly mistreated in health facilities during childbirth, World Health Organization and University of Melbourne research finds