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From the 12th of September 2023 some significant changes to cervical screening services in New Zealand will take place.
It wasn’t until 24 March 2020 that abortion was decriminalised in New Zealand. On this date Parliament voted for radical reforms to abortion legis..
In the New Zealand workforce there are approximately 400,000 women in the menopause age bracket, and in a recent study it was revealed that 70% of t..
Over 400 New Zealanders die from one of five gynaecological cancers every year, and most women don’t know that some of these exist.
Menopause and the lead-up to it (called perimenopause) is a time of huge change for women, both physically and mentally. While some women sail throu..
Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus infects cells on the cervix and causes changes t..
Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease that affects about one in ten women. It happens when tissue similar to that found in the uterus lining (end..
Oral contraceptive pills have been available since the 1960’s as a way for women to prevent pregnancy and have control of their fertility. They were..
The technical description of menopause is "a point in time 12 months after a woman's last period”. The time of life this happens can vary but it usu..
A urinary tract infection is sometimes called a UTI. This is an infection of any part of the urinary tract like the bladder, the kidneys or the tubes ..
I’m sure most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – with promotions and events such as the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal, the Pi..
Our dog has had toxoplasmosis. Altogether a bit scary. I last heard the word ‘toxoplasmosis’ some 21 years ago, when pregnant with my first baby, ..
Cranberries, native to North America, have a long history of medicinal food use. Native Americans used the fruit for the treatment of bladder and kidn..
It’s breast cancer awareness month, but really it’s something year round us girls need a good understanding of. 3000 Kiwi women a year are diagnos..
Pregnancy is an amazing journey but certain stages can make for a fairly bumpy ride! Most of the discomforts that occur during pregnancy are the resul..
Regular Health Checklist for Women: Breast health check...
Oral thrush causes thick white plaques to grow on the inside of the cheeks or tongue.
Most cases of simple cystitis are caused by bacteria which ascend through the urethra into the normally sterile urine in the bladder.
The best prevention is understanding what causes a STI, be aware of the risks and take precautions...
There are some steps that you can take to ensure you are healthy at the time of conception and throughout your pregnancy.
For most women periods come and go with little more than inconvenience. For other women, menstruation is fraught with pain, stress...
Menopause is the term for when it has been one year since a woman's last period. When the ovaries stop producing oestrogen, this function...
Infertility is not the same as sterility, as many causes of infertility can be treated. About 25% of couples trying to conceive will...
Endometriosis is a condition whereby endometrial cells, which normally line the surface of the uterus or womb, are found outside the uterus.
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