Women's Health

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Health & Medicine

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Analysis

Corporations are putting profits above the safety of women. And it's evil

The pelvic mesh scandal is an example of the evil of selling unsafe products. The law can and should do something about it

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Health & Medicine

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

One woman having a perimenopausal hot flush on live TV has started a national conversation about normalising the symptoms

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Health & Medicine

Replanting the birthing trees

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and communities are working with researchers to create safe and sacred places for babies and families in the first 2000 days of life

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Health & Medicine

Girls forced to act as boys in Afghanistan

The practice of bacha posh tries to circumvent Afghanistan’s rigid gender roles, but it also entrenches them. Girls and women need to be heard as who they are

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Health & Medicine

Finding an ‘early warning’ for preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is one of the most serious complications a mother-to-be can face – new research aims to develop an early-warning blood test for pregnant women at risk

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Health & Medicine

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.

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Arts & Culture

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Podcast

Our flesh after fifty

Professor of gynaecology Martha Hickey and curator Jane Scott discuss the inspiration behind ‘Flesh After Fifty’, an exhibition celebrating positive images of older women in art

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Health & Medicine

Where are all the missing girls?

A preference for sons in patriarchal societies across the world means we are missing 126 million women. Here is what we can do about it.

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Health & Medicine

Why are women ignored by medical research?

Medical research aims to find better ways to treat and prevent disease but, although sex and gender can impact on health, women are often left out. And that needs to change

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Health & Medicine

Why some women are dying for getting their period

Menstrual taboos have serious implications and consequences on women, with restrictions enforced on a woman’s daily life, impacting her health and freedoms

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