Symptoms of pre-eclampsia, including high blood pressure, usually resolve by about two months after the birth. But some health problems can develop later.
New modelling shows skipping the need for a doctors' prescription and going straight to a pharmacist for the pill could save the health system A$96 million a year and improve women's health outcomes.
Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.
People with borderline personality disorder are often treated as if they have a personality flaw, rather than mental health issues stemming from trauma. It's time we changed its name.
The medical abortion drug mifepristone has been available in Australian for the past 13 years but it's still out of reach for many women who decide to terminate their pregnancy.
What's often missing from domestic violence responses are investments and strategies to stop men perpetrating violence in the first place.
Some doctors' websites give the impression that women's genitals that diverge from the "ideal" need surgery. This is nonsense – genitals are as diverse as our faces.
Australians report having sex once or twice a week, on average, but there are many variables. And that's assuming people's estimates are accurate.
When it comes to drinking at risky levels, women are catching up to men. Problem is, women start to have alcohol-related problems sooner and at lower drinking levels than men.
Women of all walks of life have abortions: married, single, child-free, and mothers. New research shows what's happening in their life when they do.
If you're one of the one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, you've probably thought about IVF. Here's a step by step breakdown of how it all works.
Endometriosis is cut or vaporised with an electric current or laser. It ranges from a simple, 20 minute operation to complex surgery involving important organs such as the bowel and bladder.
Cliched comments like "it wasn’t meant to be" or "don't worry, you'll get pregnant" are hurtful and dismissive. Instead, acknowledge their loss, listen and let them grieve.
The end of the 8th amendment is on the horizon.
Unlike condoms, which need to be used every time with sex, or the pill, which must be taken every day, LARC doesn’t require any action after placement in the body and is immediately reversible.
Women on the pill are able to manipulate or suppress their menstrual cycles to have fewer "periods", or to avoid bleeding at important or inconvenient times.
Before the pill, contraceptive options were extremely limited and generally required the cooperation of the male partner. Almost 60 years later, the pill remains the mainstay of contraception.
Women often express a fear of giving birth en route to the hospital, and these fears have some basis.
We could expect a change in language to decrease gender disparities across a host of measures, including wages, educational attainment, and leadership positions in corporate and political life.
In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?