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Posts Tagged ‘PCOS’

Women’s Health: What we want to know, what we need to know

By Jocelyn Tan • September 9th, 2015
Women’s Health: What we want to know, what we need to know

We were interested to see the result of the Jean Hailes Society for Women’s Health recent survey on women’s health. This survey of over 3000 women and health professionals was the first of it’s kind in Australia. The survey indicated that many women wanted more specialised women health facilities. One third of women wanted more women’s health clinic and one quarter wanted more doctors to be trained in women’s health. It also showed an unfortunate lack of knowledge in two important conditions painful sex and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).     This unfortunate lack of knowledge likely contributes to the frustration […]

What is AMH and how is it useful

By Jocelyn Tan • May 17th, 2015
What is AMH and how is it useful

When a girl is born she has thousands of undeveloped follicles (eggs) in the ovary. Obviously these don’t all go on to become mature and ovulated during her lifetime. The majority of them fizzle out and never become a mature egg. Egg development goes through stages – 1. Primordial follicles (the undeveloped bank of eggs). 2. Antral follicles (half-developed eggs) and 3. Mature or dominant follicles. It is the  mature follicles that go on to be ovulated, normally one at a time. The process of which eggs go on to be developed and ovulated  is controlled by a hormone called […]