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Women being 'upsold' into labiaplasty by cosmetic clinics, say health experts

Women being ‘upsold’ into labiaplasty by cosmetic clinics, say health experts

In this article, originally published by The Sydney Morning Herald,  I discuss how publicly funded genital surgery was just “the tip of the iceberg”. ———————- Women are being “upsold” invasive genital surgeries by unscrupulous cosmetic clinics that do not properly inform them about the risks, or whether the surgery is… Read More »Women being ‘upsold’ into labiaplasty by cosmetic clinics, say health experts

Lifestyle, age and timing key indicators for conception

Lifestyle age and timing key indicators for conception

In this article, originally published by RACGP,  I talk about the complex factors contributing to declining rates of fertility, and how GPs can help patients conceive. I recognise that not all patients may be aware of the key lifestyle factors that can reduce chances of falling pregnant. ———————- The World Health… Read More »Lifestyle age and timing key indicators for conception

Transvaginal mesh implants inquiry: What GPs need to know

Transvaginal mesh implants inquiry: What GPs need to know

In this article, originally published by RACGP,  following my representative role on the 2018 Senate inquiry into transvaginal mesh implants, I write about the outcomes of the inquiry, and what they mean for GPs and their patients. ———————- The Senate Community Affairs References Inquiry report, ‘Number of women in Australia… Read More »Transvaginal mesh implants inquiry: What GPs need to know

Identifying body dysmorphic disorder in general practice

Identifying body dysmorphic disorder in general practice

In this article, originally published by RACGP,  I talk about recognising young patients who are experiencing body dysmorphic disorder – and what to do next. ———————- Melanie is a 15-year-old girl who, since she was 11 or 12, has felt self-conscious about what she perceives to be her unusually large… Read More »Identifying body dysmorphic disorder in general practice