So Many Contraceptive Pills, So Many Choices!
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There are so many contraceptive pills and so many choices! How does a girl choose? First of all, we need to consider that there are different types of oestrogen, different … Read More

What’s New with the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill?
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Well over 100 million women around the world rely on the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill a.k.a., ‘the Pill’.  Did you know that the earliest version of the Pill, called Enovid, … Read More

Menopause and Your Vagina: What You Need to Know!
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Menopause results in a number of bodily changes – particularly to your vagina. Menopause is a fact of life… It happens to all women. Sometimes menopause is a result of … Read More

Sex, Intimacy and Cancer Treatment
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Maintaining intimacy and connection with your partner during and after cancer treatment can be challenging. That special connection is important for wellbeing and helps us to live life to the … Read More

Sexuality and Aging: Q&A with Dr Tonia Mezzini
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How does sex change over the different phases of adulthood?   Sexuality and Aging: As part of my work at Adelaide University, I was interviewed about sexuality and ageing. Some tough … Read More

Testosterone deficiency affects 1 in 200 men
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  Also known as Androgen Deficiency (AD), Testosterone Deficiency affects men more commonly than you might think; 1 in 200 men under 60 years of age have low levels of testosterone. … Read More

Periods: What is Normal?
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Periods, what is normal? Why are periods different for different women? Some women hate their periods; they have painful cramps, get cranky and feel more emotional. Others revel in a … Read More

Need some Calm in your life? I have an App for you!
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Calm. We all need a little help at times getting there. I’ve been ‘test driving’ a fabulous App called, surprise, surprise…Calm. The Calm App It has everything from calming music, … Read More

Men get chronic pelvic pain too…
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Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) affects men as well as women. It affects men mainly between the ages of 25 and 50 years of age. The actual number of men … Read More

Information about sexual health
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Coming soon – more blogs! Dr Tonia will be adding information about sexual health topics to this section on a regular basis.   If there is a particular topic you … Read More

More secret women’s business – skin conditions that can affect the vulva
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Just like the skin on other parts of the body, the skin around the vagina – known as the vulva – can be affected by various rashes, reactions and skin problems … Read More

Commonly asked questions about genital herpes
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People often find a diagnosis of genital herpes to be distressing and shameful. It needn’t be so. Accurate information about herpes, and how it can be treated, reduces that distress. … Read More

Transgender Terminology 101
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If you are a transsexual, transgender or gender non-confirming person, you are probably all over the language issue and have it all worked out. For those of you still learning … Read More

Vulval Pain is Very Secret Women’s Business….
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Vulval pain syndromes occur when vulval pain exists and there is no infection or skin disease causing the pain. For some women however, previous infections and skin problems can trigger … Read More

Help for women with irregular periods, pimples and PCOS in Adelaide.
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – PCOS Irregular periods are often caused by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. PCOS is the most common hormonal problem in women of childbearing age. It can … Read More

When periods are a REAL pain
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Painful periods are a common experience for girls and women around the world – however, that doesn’t mean that we just have to ‘put up with it’. Mild period pain … Read More

No way, baby! Contraceptive needs in the perimenopause
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A woman’s contraceptive choices and needs change over her lifetime. While a woman’s fertility declines significantly after 40 years of age, reliable and safe contraception is still an important health … Read More

Are my hormones to blame for that annoying weight gain?
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Hormones and weight gain through the perimenopause and menopause is a common concern for women. The average weight gain is 2-5kg over 5 years – enough for you to notice … Read More

Not everything that itches is Thrush
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There is a tendency to associate any itch in the vagina and vulval region with the dreaded ‘T’ word – Thrush – we discuss vaginal thrush treatment as there are … Read More