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Just the facts

Knowledge is power, so be better informed. Here you’ll find facts about women’s health, statistics and information about medical care.

Just the facts

Even though women do have a slight edge over men in the health stakes it pays to take note of the risks.

Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about women's health.

Women's health organisations, ready to help you.

Organisations are available for you to get help with endometriosis. Learn more.

Women go through around 450 periods in total, but here are 5 things about periods that may surprise you.

Screening and care

A pelvic examination can be part of a woman’s checkup. Find out what the pelvic examination involves.

A cervical smear test checks cells from a woman’s cervix. Learn how the test is used to screen for cervical cancer.

Hormones, skin changes and life milestones can make a difference in your health. Find out the best health steps women in their 20s and 30s should take.

Learn about the simple health steps that are right for women in their 40s and 50s.

Find out what medical tests are recommended for women over 40.

Find out the simple health steps that are right for women in their 60s and upwards.

Regular self-examination and annual examinations of the breasts by a medical professional are an important way to prevent breast problems. 

The amount of the different types of tissue that make up a breast and your age can determine the density of your breasts.

A mammogram is a screening test for breast cancer that uses special X-ray images to detect abnormal growths or changes in breast tissue.

Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure using a special microscope called a colposcope to inspect a woman's cervix or vagina for abnormal cells.


Read information on the first vaccine against leading causes of cervical cancer.

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