women’s health

President's Address - December 2021

President’s Address December 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, I’d like to wish you all a wonderful and safe festive season and hope that you can spend time with your loved ones. It’s a time to celebrate our ability to connect in person again, to listen to each other’s stories, to rest and switch off from work. As you reflect on the year that has passed, make sure you celebrate your achievements, your health and your relationships and remember that achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by trying to achieve your goals. This will be our final eBulletin for 2021 and the eBulletin team will return in late January 2022.  I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

RACGP - Targeted antenatal screening for social supports ‘essential’

Targeted antenatal screening for social supports ‘essential’ – RACGP

In this article, originally published in the RACGP’s newsGP, I was asked to comment on a recent research publication regarding targeted antenatal screening for mental health and the importance of social supports. It comes back down to the important role the GP plays in the antenatal consultations and that GPs provide up to 75% of the mental health  support in the community.

Women’s Health Week 6-10 September, 2021

Women’s Health Week 6-10 Sept

6-10 SEPT: Women’s Health Week is the biggest week in Australia focusing on good health and wellbeing for women and girls. Run by Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, the campaign takes a preventive approach to health by providing resources, tips and information on maintaining good health, inspiring women and girls to learn more and take positive action.

President's Update - August 2021

AFMW President’s Update August 2021

As NSW and Victoria are facing lockdowns and the spread of this COVID variant increases the strain on us and our health system, AFMW extends its heartfelt best wishes to our doctors and health leaders who are trying their absolute best to respond to the evolving picture.

President's Update - July 2021

AFMW President’s July Update

As I write, Melbourne is in its 5th Stage 4 lockdown, South Australia has announced a snap seven day lockdown and Sydney is in its 4th week of lockdown. We are all feeling the challenge and our patients are presenting with high levels of anxiety.

View of The Challenge of Involving Medical Doctors as Important Frontline Responders in Fighting Domestic Violence

The Challenge of Involving Medical Doctors as Important Frontline Responders in Fighting Domestic Violence

In this paper, originally published in CEPOL Europe website, our own Professor Bettina Pflederer, has issued this important paper, titled:  View of The Challenge of Involving Medical Doctors as Important Frontline Responders in Fighting Domestic Violence. We are very proud of Professor Pflederer’s work and thank her for her immense commitment to fight against violence against women and girls.

BCNA Breast Cancer Network Australia. Webinar hosts Treatments for Breast Cancer – Options and Considerations July

Webinar: Treatments for Breast Cancer – Options and Considerations

15 JULY: Join Breast Cancer Network Australia for insight into the latest treatments for breast cancer, as well as for a glimpse into the pioneering research shaping the future of how we treat the disease. This virtual conference is a must-join for people wanting to know about what treatments are available, what treatments are on the horizon and the options and considerations that might impact your own experience, including managing side effects. Guest presenter includes Assoc / Prof Magda Simonis, AFMW President.