We hope these hand picked resources give you new ideas in your journey towards improving your health. Our aim is to minimise the time you spend researching, seeing health professionals and trialling treatments and to get you as healthy as fast as possible. We hope the resources here help you find the solution to your question yourself but appreciate that often your situation might need the attention of a health professional of some sort. If you have any concerns or questions at all please see your regular GP or in urgent matters call 000.
Fact sheets for specific topics
- This fantastic resource provides fact sheets here covering literally just about everything you can imagine related to women’s health including sexual health, fertility, libido, contraception, pregnancy, bladder control, menstrual issues, bone strength, menopause, cancer screening and many others
- Covering puberty, relationships, fertility, contraception, periods, unwanted pregnancy and many more and also offering clinics
- Our community support the choice for women to end or continue with pregnancy according to our needs and wants
- We have a dedicated nursing team and GP registrars who can help you with your journey – please book now if this is important to you after reading the page here.
General information and education
- Has your GP helped you cover all bases? There are a lot of things that your GP should be offering you when you see them and a lot hinges on your family history. If your GP doesn’t know about your family history make an appointment to discuss this. GP checks should include the obvious (cervical / pap smears, breast screening advice) right through to checks for STIs, heart health, bone strength and referrals for eye tests. Better Health (Victoria) provide this great list. If you feel you have not had one of these reviewed with your GP recently or are overdue please book in to see your GP this week.
- Why to consider it, what abnormal results mean, where to get tested (all of our GPs are capable of testing for cervical cancer)
- Family Planning NSW for all information on contraception
- If you’re reading this topic and have a partner who might access your phone or computer please first learn how to delete your browser history and about how to browse in private
- In any urgent matter call 000
- National Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Family Violence Counselling Service 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). 24hr telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence respect.org.au
- NSW Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463 (TTY 1800 671 442). 24hr telephone crisis counselling / referral service including crisis accommodation services
- Wollongong Women’s Information Service (02) 4228 1499
- Violence Abuse and Neglect (VAN) Crisis Service (oncall sexual assault). 24hr crisis response service to victims of sexual assault (children, adolescents and adults) at The Wollongong Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospitals. After hours for Illawarra contact 4222 5000 (ask for the sexual assault counsellor on call)
- NSW Rape Crisis Centre 1800 424 017. 24hr counselling service
- Our doctors share the belief that all women have a right to affordable and safe care for unwanted pregnancy and provide information about this here
- One topic that is increasingly becoming common in general practice according to Jean Hailes is around what is normal in appearance for the vulva. For more information about this topic please browse to the Labia Library which is also referenced by Jean Hailes in their patient content (sensitive material warning) here