Life long learning

What a great week in Hobart for the College of Psychiatry Conference. I had the opportunity to hear some fantastic presentations on chronic pain and the benefits of yoga for recovery. Exciting to hear that this approach has been further explored in Adelaide via the Chronic Pain Unit to support people from culturally and linguistically… Read more »

More Than a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran’s latest offering is a treasure. She tackles the big questions of a woman’s life – feminism, mid-life, husbands, bingo wings, kids and sex – with humour and intelligence. You’ll laugh, cry and want to invite her over for a drink and chat with your other BFFs.

Women’s Health Research

This year I’ll be focusing more on research opportunities for improving women’s health. There is so much to be done! I’m very pleased to announce the opening of a research study for premenopausal women with low libido. AGSC is the only site in Adelaide accredited to run this study looking at the effectiveness of a… Read more »

Moods, medications and sexual side-effects. What’s new in research?

Antidepressant medication has helped thousands of people suffering with depression and anxiety. These medications have, in many cases, been ‘life savers’. All medications have side-effects and prescribing is always a delicate balance between risks and benefits, effectiveness versus side-effects. A particular focus for me as a Sexual Health Physician interested in mental health concerns, are… Read more »

Premenstrual syndrome and what to do about it

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is quite common – 90% of women experience changes to their mood and physical wellbeing in the 1-2 weeks before their period. Unfortunately, many women do not seek help and think that nothing can be done. The symptoms of PMS can include both mood problems and physical symptoms. These occur only in… Read more »

COVID 19 and Sexual Health Care at AGSC

We are committed to maintaining access to sexual health care during the COVID 19 crisis. In addition to implementing social distancing measures in the clinic and offering telehealth consultations where practical, we are mindful of the financial issues many people are facing. If your employment circumstances have changed, please let our reception staff know and… Read more »

COVID 19 and pregnancy

We find ourselves in challenging times with COVID 19 and I’m sure these concerns are heightened for pregnant women and their families. I’ve put together a summary of what I hope is helpful information. Please remember to always speak to your doctor or midwife. We are getting updated information all the time and your treating… Read more »

The Vagina Bible by Jen Gunter

Jen is known as the ‘Twitter Gynaecologist’ in the USA and Canada. She has a ‘vagenda’ to inform and empower women by providing reliable and accurate medical information about their bodies. She dedicates the book to ‘every woman who has ever been told – usually by some dude – that she is too wet, too dry,… Read more »