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Knocked Up Podcast: Genetic Testing and Family Planning

Posted on January 16, 2020

At Women’s Health Melbourne, we’re often asked about pregnancy and genetic testing. Who needs genetic screening? When should it happen? What conditions, diseases and genetic mutations should you be tested for? How do the results impact your family planning? (And how do genes work, anyway?) This is a personal issue that can feel scary and … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast: Cervical Cancer Screening and HPV

Posted on December 20, 2019

What is the cervix, exactly? How do cancer cells develop there? What can we do to help prevent that from happening? And how can we detect abnormalities as early as possible? We’ll discuss all that and more in this episode of Knocked Up, including the strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer; the difference between … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast: Your Vaginal Microbiome and Your Fertility

Posted on November 12, 2019

You’ve probably heard of the “microbiome” – it’s the ecological community of all the different microorganisms that inhabit the human body, and we typically refer to it when we talk about our gut health. But did you know that we also have flora in our vagina and genital tracts? Our vaginal microbiome can impact our … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast: Pregnancy and Health Literacy With Dr Preeya Alexander

Posted on October 29, 2019

We chat with Dr Preeya Alexander, a GP based in Melbourne with a passion for preventative medicine and health literacy. On her website and Instagram account (@thewholesomedoctor), she shares evidence-based health information in a fun, engaging manner. She’s also a regular commentator on Mamamia, and she just released her first children’s book, Rainbow Plate, which … Continue reading

Knocked Up Podcast: Klinefelter Syndrome and Artificial Insemination

Posted on October 15, 2019

Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic condition that affects approximately 1 in 600 men. It affects fertility and can cause azoospermia (semen that contains no sperm), but the good news is there are fertility treatments that can help men with Klinefelter syndrome to become fathers – that’s where artificial insemination comes in. (Which of course can … Continue reading