As a woman, looking after your health is the most important step you can take towards creating a healthy, happy family and a thriving community. But in today's busy world, with so many demands on your time, it's not always easy to find information you can trust. The Women's Health Book is written specifically for women by health professionals who specialise in women's health. The Royal Women's Hospital is the largest health facility specialising in women's health in Australia and is well placed to help you look after your physical, mental and social wellbeing. Here you'll find information and advice for every stage of your life, from adolescence through to older age. Covering everything from periods, sexuality, bullying and diet to pregnancy, mental health, cancer and arthritis, this is an essential reference book for every Australian woman's shelf. It is designed to help you participate as an equal partner in your health care. Armed with the facts, you will be empowered to ask more questions and then make better choices that can help to improve your health, reduce any risks you face, and even prevent future health problems.
The Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne is Australia's largest hospital dedicated to improving the health of women of all ages. Each year, the hospital cares for more than 200,000 women from 165 countries, who speak 60 different languages and follow 42 separate religious faiths. For over 150 years, the Women's has led the advocacy and advancement of women's health care. The Women's is committed to a holistic philosophy of health and provides comprehensive services ranging from health promotion to clinical expertise and leadership in maternity services, gynaecology, cancer services and specialist care of newborn babies. It is also a major teaching hospital and a medical research leader of world renown.