Category: News

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 »

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 »

Kyleena IUD: New, low dose hormonal contraception

Exciting news ladies! Kyleena is new, low dose hormonal IUD and it will be available after the 1st March 2020. Whoo hoo! This is a major development in women’s health care. Some of you will be familiar with the Mirena IUD – this has been available since 2000 and has been very helpful as a… Read more »

Blood test for endometriosis

A new blood test that can detect up to 90% of cases of endometriosis has been developed by scientists at the University of Oxford. At present, the most reliable way to diagnose endometriosis is with key hole surgery and then biopsy of suspicious lesions. Many women suffer for years with symptoms suggestive of endometriosis: bad… Read more »

PCOS: New 2018 Guidelines Released

The first ever internationally endorsed and evidenced-based guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis and management of PCOS have just been published. How exciting!   Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) A number of important changes are discussed in the new guidelines, in particular the use of ultrasound to support a diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). The recent… Read more »

Dr Tonia Speaking Events

Dr Tonia Mezzini is regarded as expert on a range of sexual health and women’s health topics and is often invited to speak at medical conferences and training events. She has been awarded The Jan Edwards Prize for her paper on Mycoplasma genitalium in Men with Urethral Symptoms, and The Penelope Lowe Prize for her… Read more »