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Women’s health: What every woman should know from teens to menopause

Magda presenting a talk "what every woman should know from teens to menopause "

On Sunday May 7th, I was invited by a family friend to give a talk on women’s health, which was titled, “What every woman should know from teens to menopause”, at a Mother’s Day brunch at a nearby primary school.

As guest speaker, I nominated Counterpart as my preferred charity to deposit the funds raised. The $825 that was raised from the raffle was deposited into the the Counterpart account on their recent 20th birthday celebration, which I attended.

Counterpart is a peer support service for women in the community diagnosed with cancer. It’s run by women who are cancer survivors who elect to train in peer support. I was on the board of Women’s Health Victoria for 8 years, and am impressed by the growth of this services which impacts the lives of Victorian Women with cancer so positively.

What I talked about:

  • Periods – what’s normal and what’s not normal. If they are abnormal, what might this mean and how can this be managed from school age to perimenopause.
  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Body image, eating disorders, social media and its impacts
  • Social media: be wary of incorrect medical messaging
  • Mental health in teens and perimenopause / menopause
  • Cancer screening at all stages of life
  • The importance of booking yourself for a Women’s Health Check with your GP every year from adulthood onwards.
  • Menopause – what’s next?


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