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Women's health

119 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: About breast cancer
Summary: Translated Information for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This booklet covers what cancer is, what causes breast cancer and the different types of breast cancer.

Title: About breast cancer (audio file)
Summary: This translated audio file describes what breast cancer is, the anatomy of breasts and what the available treatments are.

Title: About periods
Summary: About periods is a pamphlet explaining menstruation. The pamphlets were developed by True Relationships and Reproductive Health, in consultation with young women from Bhutanese and Nepalese communities. A Punjabi version was also developed.

Title: Are you at risk...the red flags (eSafety Women Guide 3)
Summary: An abusive partner or ex-partner may use technology to attack, humiliate or control you. This guide lists signs that your technology is being misused.

Title: Are you a woman with a disability who is worried about how you are being treated at home?
Summary: This translated guide is based on the real experiences of women with disabilities. These women told their stories in the hope it would help others to deal with abuse.

Title: A guide to understanding your cervical screening test results
Summary: This translated booklet provides you with information to help you better understand your Cervical Screening Test results. Your healthcare provider will discuss your results and the next steps with you. It is important that if you experience symptoms at any time, such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain or discharge, you should see your healthcare provider immediately.

Title: Bacterial vaginosis
Summary: Translated general information on Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), how to diagnose it, how to get tested for it and how to cure it. In BV, there is a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria, which can result in an unpleasant odour and/or discharge in some women. However, the actual cause of BV remains unclear and is the subject of current research studies.

Title: Before your first pregnancy appointment at the Womens
Summary: This information sheet discusses the services and tests you may need before you attend hospital for your first antenatal care clinic appointment. It is aimed at women who will have their baby at the Royal Women's Hospital but has information that may be applicable to all pregnant women.

Title: Birthing Unit
Summary: This is a translated sign saying "Birthing Unit - Strictly no visitors - Labouring Women and Support Persons Only".

Title: Breastfeeding: and Ramadan
Summary: This is information from the Australian Breastfeeding Association for breastfeeding mothers who are planning to fast for Ramadan.

Title: Breastfeeding and returning to work
Summary: This translated brochure is one of fourteen full colour brochures covering the essential healthy eating and physical activity topics for early childhood.

Title: Breastfeeding your baby
Summary: This translated 16 page booklet is for mothers who are starting to breastfeed. In it you will find information on how to get started and how to avoid common problems.

Title: Breastscreening - is breastscreening for you?
Summary: This translated pamphlet provides general information about breastscreening, its purpose and safety.

Title: Breast biopsy tests
Summary: Your specialist at the Breast Clinic has arranged tests to investigate a change in your breast. The tests that we will explain in this translated information sheet are called biopsies. They are used to investigate lumps or other changes in the breast.

Title: Breast cancer - finding it early could save your life
Summary: This translated resource outlines what every woman can do to find breast cancer early. It emphasises that finding breast cancer early gives the best chance of effective treatment and could save your life.

Title: Breast changes - fibroadenomas
Summary: Fibroadenomas are a type of non-cancerous breast lump. They can range in size from smaller than a marble to as large as a golf ball. This translated information sheet explains what a fibroadenoma is, how it is diagnosed and treated.

Title: Breast changes - what's normal
Summary: Breasts changes occur over a woman's life. This translated information sheet will explain what normal changes are and why they have occurred.

Title: Breast cysts
Summary: Your doctor has found that you have a cyst in your breast. This information will explain what a breast cyst is, how it is diagnosed and treated.

Title: Breast feeding and postnatal care
Summary: A translated booklet with information about breastfeeding and postnatal care. The contents of the booklet includes the impact of feeding choice, signs of correct attachment, breastfeeding issues, taking care of you and taking care of your baby.

Title: Breast imaging tests
Summary: This translated information is for women who are to have a breast ultrasound or mammogram to investigate changes in their breast.

Title: Breast soreness
Summary: A translated fact sheet about breast soreness that affects most women at some time in their lives. The fact sheet includes information on hormonal breat soreness, diagnosing breast soreness, managing breat soreness and feelings.

Title: Can you name a symptom of ovarian cancer?
Summary: Flyer providing information about the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Title: CALD crisis housing service
Summary: A translated resource outlining the range of support services hosted by Women’s Health West to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women and children affected by family violence, with an emphasis on our CALD Crisis Housing Service.

Title: Cervical screening: a guide for Vietnamese and South Asian women (video with English subtitles)
Summary: The Pap test has changed - it is now called a Cervical Screening Test and it is done every 5 years for women between the ages of 25 and 74. Regular cervical screening could save your life. Cervical screening looks for HPV infection that may overtime develop into cervical cancer if not treated.

Title: Cervical screening is important for all women
Summary: Brochure covering cervical screening and self-collection for women who have experienced female genital cutting.

Title: Cervical Screening Test
Summary: There is a new test in Australia. It is called a Cervical Screening Test. The Cervical Screening Test looks for HPV in the cervix. The Cervical Screening Test replaced the Pap test. You will now have a Cervical Screening Test instead of a Pap test. A Cervical Screening Test can help find cell changes before they turn in to cancer.

Title: Colposcopy
Summary: A translated fact sheet about colposcopys, an examination which is recommended after a positive or abnormal pap test result. After a colposcopy decisions can be made about your ongoing treatment.

Title: Common vaginal and vulval conditions
Summary: Bilingual Factsheet on basic information on common vaginal discharge and vulval conditions - contact numbers only valid in NSW

Title: Compression stocking
Summary: Translated information about venous leg ulcers and how wearing compression stockings can prevent them returning.

Title: Considering surgery to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer?
Summary: This information is for women at high risk of ovarian cancer. It describes the surgical procedure called Risk-Reducing Bilateral Salpingo-oophorectomy (RRBSO). It explains when the surgery is recommended, what it involves and how to manage the effects of surgery.

Title: Contraception for Women
Summary: This factsheet gives an overview of the methods of contraception available in Australia. It is important to choose the one that is right for you. To find the best one speak with a doctor or nurse.

Title: Contraceptive Diaphragm
Summary: Bilingual fact sheet about the diaphragm contraception. Information about what a diaphragm is, how to use it, its effectiveness, possible side effects and where to get it. NSW contact details.

Title: Coping with common discomforts of pregnancy
Summary: A translated fact scheet that outlines that it is quite normal to have a few discomforts in early pregnancy. Sometimes they can become quite severe and you may need to talk to your doctor about what to do. This fact sheet includes common discomforts such as morning sickness, heartburn, cramps, vaginal trush and other discomforts.

Title: Day surgery at the Women's
Summary: In this translated fact sheet we aim to answer your general questions about day surgery at the Women's.

Title: Dealing with image-based abuse (eSafety Women Guide 7)
Summary: Image-based abuse is when an intimate image is shared, or threatened to be shared, without the consent of the person in that image. This guide explains what an 'intimate image' is, how to make a report and how to get help.

Title: Do you have a breast change? - National Breast Cancer Centre
Summary: This translated resource has been developed to provide information about causes of breast changes and tests that may be needed to investigate them.

Title: Do you have a breast change?
Summary: A translated guide for women on breast changes and their causes, including both breast cancer and other non-cancerous changes. Also includes information on tests to find the cause of breast changes.

Title: Easy English book about Coronavirus - also called COVID-19
Summary: Information on Coronavirus specifically written for women with a disability.

Title: Emergency contraception - Royal Women's Hospital
Summary: A translated resource about emergency contraception. If you had sex without contraception, or had problems with your regular method (missed pills, broken condom), emergency contraception can help prevent unplanned pregnancy. This resource explains what types of emergency contraception there are and what they are as well as possible side effects.

Title: Endometrial cancer - healthy eating and being active
Summary: Eating well and being active after treatment for endometrial cancer is important for your recovery. This guide to healthy eating and being active explains how keeping a healthy weight, eating well and leading an active lifestyle may lower your risk of developing other cancers in the future.

Title: Endometriosis
Summary: This translated fact sheet defines endometriosis and briefly discusses the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Title: Epidural information
Summary: This translated information is for women having an epidural during labour. It explains what an epidural is, why you are having one and how it is administered.

Title: Expecting a baby? Bladder and bowel control problems
Summary: A translated resource for pregnant women who may be experiencing problems with bladder and bowel control. The resource covers information such as how to know when there is a problem, likelihood of getting bladder and bowel problems, having caesarean births and information on pelvic floor muscles.

Title: Female circumcision
Summary: This booklet explains what female circumcision is, what health issues it can cause, in which countries it is practised, the types of female circumcision and lists the support services for women, girls and families across Australia.

Title: Female circumcision - African women's clinic
Summary: The African Women's Clinic is a nurse-led clinic staffed by women's health nurses experienced in providing care for women who have experienced female circumcision or traditional cutting. This fact sheet explains what to expect if you are attending this clinic.

Title: Female circumcision - African women's clinic: cream application
Summary: This fact sheet is for women attending the African Women's Clinic to reverse their circumcision. It tells women how to use the anaesthetic cream provided before their procedure. Female circumcision is also known as female genital cutting

Title: Female circumcision - reversing your circumcision
Summary: This fact sheet is specifically for women attending the African Women's Clinic. The procedure to reverse your circumcision is called deinfibulation. This fact sheet explains what to expect on the day of the procedure and how to look after yourself at home.

Title: Female circumcision and the law in Australia
Summary: This information sheet explains what the law regarding female circumcision is in Australia and how the law is applied.

Title: Female genital cutting - Multicultural parent easy guide
Summary: Female Genital Cutting (FGC) is against the law in all States and Territories of Australia. It is also against the law to take a girl to another country to be cut. FGC harms the health and wellbeing of girls and women.

Title: Food safety during pregnancy
Summary: This brochure advices pregnant women which food groups should be included in their diet, which vitamins, nutrients and minerals the body needs and what foods and substances should be avoided because they can cause salmonella, listeria or bear other risks for a pregnant woman.

Title: Get legal help (eSafety Women Guide 5)
Summary: You can get legal help if technology is being used to abuse, control or frighten you. This guide explains what behavour is illegal, how to collect evidence and where you can get legal advice.

Title: Get support (eSafety Women Guide 4)
Summary: This guide provides information on where and how to get support if technology is being used to abuse, control or frighten you.

Title: Having your baby at the Women's - things to bring into hospital
Summary: This translated list is for women who are coming to the Royal Women's Hospital to have their baby, outlining what to bring with them.

Title: Healthy women active women - connect with others to move (video in Arabic with English subtitles)
Summary: This video tells the story of an older refugee woman focused on reducing her socio-cultural isolation and improving her mental health through group based physical activity

Title: Healthy women active women - just be you (video in Arabic with English subtitles)
Summary: This video tells the story of a young woman focused on challenging stereotypes, positive body image and the mental health benefits of physical activity.

Title: Healthy women active women - play and move (video in Italian with English subtitles)
Summary: This video tells the story of a woman with children who is focused on active play with them for her physical and mental wellbeing.

Title: Healthy women active women - role model for her (video in Arabic with English subtitles)
Summary: This video tells the story of an older refugee woman focused on reducing her socio-cultural isolation and improving her mental health through group based physical activity

Title: Healthy women active women - take your life back (video in Italian with English subtitles)
Summary: This video tells the story of an older woman who is focused on physical activity for healthy ageing.

Title: Healthy women active women - take your life back and move better (video in Arabic with English subtitles)
Summary: The video tells the story of a mother of four children who has a chronic health condition and pain, with a focus on physical activity for rehabilitation.

Title: Healthy women active women - taking care of you (video in Italian with English subtitles)
Summary: This video tells the story of a woman with children who is focused on building her self-esteem and mental health after experiencing domestic violence.

Title: Helping children (eSafety Women Guide 6)
Summary: This guide details some of the ways to help your children stay connected online while also keeping themselves, and you, safe.

Title: Improving your recovery after birth - physiotherapy advice
Summary: Some simple translated steps we recommend for after you have given birth. These will improve your postnatal recovery, including immediately after birth and longer term exercises and tips.

Title: Induction of labour
Summary: Sometimes it is necessary to help a women to start her labour using artificial methods. This is called induction of labour. This information may help you and your family make a choice about induction of labour and to answer some of the questions you may have.

Title: Information for women about family history of breast cancer and ovarian cancer
Summary: A translated brochure about how understanding your family history of breast or ovarian cancer can provide an indication of your chance of developing either disease. It includes information on why breast or ovarian cancer occurs, a woman's chance of developing it, what's meant by family history and early detection.

Title: Information for women with early breast cancer - National Breast Cancer Centre
Summary: A comprehensive guide for women with early breast cancer, including treatment, effects of treatment on fertiity, impact on sexuality, coping and getting support, and returning to work.

Title: In my language: my breast cancer story
Summary: In my language: my breast cancer story shares the breast cancer experiences of women in their own languages, with subtitles in English. The women are from Italian, Greek, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic and Vietnamese speaking backgrounds. Read a bit more about their experience and watch the videos, in your language, by selecting from the menu below.

Title: Keeping your technology safe and secure (eSafety Women Guide 1)
Summary: This guide provides tips on using the security features on your phones, tablets or computer.

Title: LARC - long acting reversible contraception
Summary: If you’re having sex and you don’t want to get pregnant, you need to use contraception. Long acting reversible contraception, such as intra uterine devices (IUDs), contraceptive implants and contraceptive injections, may be the choice for you.

Title: Living well with metastatic breast cancer - Section 3
Summary: This bilingual section gives you information about practical supports to help you at home and planning ahead, as well as tips to help you live well.

Title: Living well with metastatic breast cancer - Section 3 (audio file)
Summary: This bilingual section gives you information about practical supports to help you at home and planning ahead, as well as tips to help you live well.

Title: Mastitis
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on mastitis, the inflammation of the breast, which may lead to infection. It includes information on common causes, signs and symptoms, prevention and treatment.

Title: Medium acting and short acting contraception methods
Summary: Medium acting methods last over a period of weeks or months and include the contraceptive injection and the vaginal ring. Short acting methods are taken every day and include the combined contraceptive pill and the mini pill.

Title: Menopause
Summary: This translated fact sheet defines what menopause is, explains the basic physiology and symptoms of menopause, gives helpful lifestyle tips and covers when to see a doctor.

Title: Menopause (bilingual information)
Summary: This short fact sheet talks about what menopause is, the symptoms that women can experience and ways to manage the symptoms

Title: Menstrual cycle and period problems
Summary: Bilingual factsheet on basic information on menstruation (periods) - contact numbers only valid in NSW.

Title: Menstruation in Auslan (video)
Summary: An introductory video explaining how menstruation starts, how to manage your period and how it might feel.

Title: Metastatic breast cancer - finding your way- section 1
Summary: This bilingual section is about what it means to have metastatic breast cancer and the health professionals that can support you.

Title: Metastatic breast cancer - finding your way- section 1 (audio file)
Summary: This bilingual section is about what it means to have metastatic breast cancer and the health professionals that can support you.

Title: Minor operation - advice for going home
Summary: This fact sheet is for women who have had a minor operation at the Women's. It explains what to expect after your procedure and gives advice on how to look after yourself once you go home.

Title: Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
Summary: A translated fact sheet about 'morning sickness' that can occur at any time of the day. The cause is unknown although it has been linked to changes in the levels of various hormones during pregnancy. This fact sheet describes what it is, what can be done to help it, some suggestions to reduce the severity of your symptoms, and foods to try. It also includes information about hyperemesis.

Title: Normal bowel function - Preventing constipation
Summary: The pelvic floor is made up of a network of muscles and nerves which control both bladder and bowel function. Good bowel habits help to protect these muscles and mimimise the risk of both bladder and bowel incontinence.

Title: One in three women who ever had a baby wet themselves
Summary: Women who have ever had a baby are nearly three times more likely to leak urine and wet themselves, than women who have not had a baby. The more babies you have, the more chance there is that you will leak urine and wet yourself.

Title: Ovarian cancer fact sheet
Summary: This fact sheet explains the symptons of ovarian cancer

Title: Pelvic floor exercises - Royal Women's Hospital
Summary: The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments which support the bladder, uterus (womb) and bowel. It is important that all women exercise their pelvic floor muscles everyday throughout life, to prevent weakness or improve strength.

Title: Pelvic floor muscle training for women
Summary: The document explains how to keep your pelvic floor muscles strong. The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These layers stretch like a hammock from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone in front.

Title: Pelvic inflammatory disease
Summary: This translated brochure provides information on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes and/or ovaries in women. It covers the causes of pelvic inflammatory disease in women, and how to prevent and treat it.

Title: Polycystic ovary syndrome
Summary: This fact sheet includes a simple definition of PCOS, details the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, causes, management options, and the implications for fertility.

Title: Postnatal cue cards
Summary: These cards can help women communicate with their midwives and doctors when an interpreter is not available.

Title: Preeclampsia explained
Summary: Preeclampsia is an illness that occurs during or immediately after pregnancy. It can affect both the mother and the baby.

Title: Pregnancy and diabetes
Summary: A translated NDSS fact sheet that advises women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes on the best preparation for a healthy pregnancy before falling pregnant. It advises on contraception, planning for pregnancy, being pregnant with diabetes and unplanned pregnancy. It also includes a pregnancy planning checklist.

Title: Pregnancy in Auslan (video)
Summary: An introductory video explaining how pregnancy begins, what effects your chances of getting pregnant and an overview of the female reproductive system.

Title: Prolapse
Summary: The document explains what is a vaginal (or pelvic organ) prolapse is.

Title: Put your health first
Summary: This translated pamphlet provides general information about breastscreening and how to book an appointment.

Title: Sexually Transmitted Infections - STIs
Summary: Easy English book about STIs and how to avoid them.

Title: Sex and laws
Summary: Easy English book about sex and the law

Title: Sex and your body (Video)
Summary: A video about sexual health and rights.

Title: Support services for circumcised women and girls
Summary: This booklet is a guide for women and girls who have been circumcised and are in need of support.

Title: Surgery for bladder control problems in women
Summary: Many women leak urine or wet themselves when they cough, sneeze or exercise (this is called stress incontinence). While there are many treatments to try first, some women need to have surgery for this problem.

Title: Taking care of yourself in early pregnancy
Summary: There are a number of things that you can do before you get pregnant, and in the early weeks, to encourage a healthy pregnancy. Read this fact sheet for tips to help you in early pregnancy.

Title: The pap test has changed: more accurate, less often
Summary: Cervical screening has changed in Australia. The Pap test has been replaced with a new Cervical Screening Test every five years. The latest medical and scientific evidence shows that having a Cervical Screening Test every five years is just as safe, and is more effective than having a Pap test every two years.

Title: Treatment for metastatic breast cancer and managing its side effects- Section 2
Summary: This bilingual section is about the treatments for metastatic breast cancer and tips to help you manage the side effects of those treatments.

Title: Treatment for metastatic breast cancer and managing its side effects- Section 2 (audio file)
Summary: This bilingual section is about the treatments for metastatic breast cancer and tips to help you manage the side effects of those treatments.

Title: Trial of void
Summary: Trial of void is a test to check bladder function. This is an instructional fact sheet for patients of the Women's explaining the procedure.

Title: Understanding ombudsmen and making a complaint
Summary: This fact sheet is designed to help refugee and migrant women living in Victoria, and the community services that work with them, to better understand the Ombudsmen’s services. Whether we are able to understand and use the financial systems in Australia and take part in the economy affects our health, safety and wellbeing.

Title: Unplanned pregnancy in Easy English with a lot of illustrations
Summary: This factsheet explains what choices you have if you have an unplanned pregnancy.

Title: Urodynamics bladder test
Summary: This factsheet is for women who are patients of the Royal Women's Hospital and are having an urodynamics bladder test to investigate their bladder problems.

Title: Using social media safely (eSafety Women Guide 2)
Summary: This guide provides safety tips on social media use, advice on what to do if you experienced abuse and how to get help.

Title: Vitamin D for pregnant women and new mothers
Summary: The brochure informs the community about what Vitamin D deficiency is, and the potential risks for mothers and their babies. It also explains where to get Vitamin D levels checked and how to increase levels if they are low.

Title: Warning to pregnant and breastfeeding women: seaweed soup
Summary: Information pamphlet warning women of the extremely high levels of iodine in seaweed soup, this soup is often given to pregnant and breastfeeding women from Korea, Japan and some parts of China in the belief that it increases breastmilk supply. This soup can have iodine level hundreds of times higher than the recommended daily intake. High levels of iodine intake can cause hypothyroidism in newborn babies.

Title: What are periods? (video)
Summary: This is part of a series of videos about periods, pregnancy and contraception, for newly arrived migrant and refugee women in Australia. This video provides general information about periods.

Title: What is the vulva?
Summary: The vulva is the delicate, hairless skin and tissue surrounding the vagina. You need to treat it with care, as it's prone to irritation.

Title: What to expect - Endometrial cancer
Summary: Information about what to expect during each stage of treatment and beyond for Endometrial cancer.

Title: What to expect - Ovarian cancer
Summary: Information about what to expect during each stage of treatment and beyond for Ovarian cancer.

Title: When to call the hospital - Advice for women in late pregnancy
Summary: Sometimes during late pregnancy changes may occur that can concern some women. Many of these concerns can be discussed with a midwife at their next clinic appointment however some may need immediate attention. This information explains when to call your hospital for more advice.

Title: When to come to hospital in labour
Summary: The resource provides information about what to expect at the start of labour and when to present at hospital.

Title: Women and heart disease
Summary: Heart disease isn’t just a men’s health problem. Despite big improvements in the last 40 years, on average, heart disease is the top killer of women (and men).The best way to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, and to help prevent it getting worse if it already exists, is to improve or remove the risk factors over which you have some control. This brochure lists the main risk factors and shows the best way to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

Title: Your Body Your Choice- sexual assault fact sheet
Summary: Your Body, Your Choice is a multi-language resource about sexual assault. The factsheet contains important information for people who have experienced sexual assault. This is an adaptation of a resource produced by City of Sydney, Redfern Legal Centre and StudyNSW to suit the Queensland context.

Title: Your guide to breast health
Summary: An illustrated guide to breast cancer screening and how to check your breasts.

Title: Your period
Summary: Easy English book about your period.

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