Jigsaw now the ‘go-to’ for donor conceived families

By Stuckey • October 27th, 2020

The Keogh Institute was established in 1983 by the late Professor Ted Keogh. Professor Keogh established the first sperm donor service in Western Australia for families where the man’s sperm count was zero or too low for natural conception. The legislation surrounding the anonymity of sperm donors has changed over the years and the ability of donor conceived children to be able to find their biological father and/or half-sibs has also changed. Now in WA, donor-conceived people (conceived on or after 1 December 2004) will be eligible for identifying information when they turn 16 years of age. This year the […]

Listen Now – Professor Stuckey on Curtin FM

By Stuckey • October 4th, 2020

Professor Stuckey conducted her regular talkback session on Curtin FM 100.1 with Jenny Seaton on Monday 5th October. Listen to the hot topics this month: breast cancer, menopause hormone therapy, and life stressors.

Directions to Keogh Update November ’22

By Stuckey • August 6th, 2020

The Keogh Institute is open for to face-to-face consultations in C Block.  However, if for reasons of health or distance, you need to have a video consult please contact our clinic nurses, Peta or Jennifer on (08) 6457 4403 to arrange this. After all the COVID restrictions there is now good news for access to our clinic! The hospital has now opened the direct front entrance to C Block for patients and visitors.  Parking is available opposite C Block directly across Hospital Avenue.  Entry is via Winthrop Avenue.  Alternative parking is available under DD Block with entry off Aberdare Road […]

Have you had an early menopause?

By Stuckey • July 29th, 2022

The Keogh Institute is conducting a research aimed to improve the well being of women who have experienced early menopause. The aim is to examine whether the addition of testosterone therapy to convention oestrogen containing therapy improves bone density and sexual function. This study is approved and funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council. If you are between 18 and 45 years and you are interested in this study, please contact our research team. 08 6457 4402

Order of Australia Award

By Stuckey • July 29th, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Bronwyn Stuckey, Medical Director of the Keogh Institute, who received a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medical research, to endocrinology and to women’s health.    

Vale Dr Katie Thorne MBBS (Lond) LRCP MRCS

By Jean Byrne • August 11th, 2021

Our friend and colleague Dr Katie Thorne died this month in Bunbury after a short illness.  Katie was a member of the Keogh Team from 1998 until her recent retirement.  She travelled up from Bunbury every fortnight to do a clinic in women’s health at the Keogh.  She was an excellent clinician with a keen scientific mind with a special interest and expertise in sexual function and in osteoporosis.  She will be sadly missed.

A message from the Medical Director

By Stuckey • March 27th, 2020

At The Keogh Institute our prime concern is your health in this climate of the Covid 19 pandemic. Therefore, our specialist endocrinologists will cease face-to-face consultations for the time being and will consult with you by phone, FaceTime or Skype. We will try to phone you at the allotted time for your consult. If we are running behind please be patient. We will ring you. They will have access to your results as normal and any request forms or prescriptions will be posted out to you. Our Clinic Nurse in Charge, Peta Redfern, will field your clinical enquiries as usual […]

Pap tests are changing in Australia – what does this mean for you?

By Stuckey • February 15th, 2017

Before we get started, here are a few handy facts: The Pap test (also called the Pap smear test) is a simple test that checks for changes to the cells of the cervix that may lead to cervical cancer The cervix is a part of the female reproductive system that connects the top of the vagina with the base of the uterus (womb) Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by a virus called HPV, which is short for human papillomavirus and also known as the ‘wart virus’.   So, what’s changing with the current Pap test? On May […]