SummaryRead the full fact sheet
- About 200,000 Victorian women have endometriosis
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in 7 Victorian girls and women
- About 200,000 Victorian women have . Some may experience symptoms (such as strong period pain and pelvic pain), while others have no symptoms at all.
- affects 1 in 7 Victorian girls and women. Symptoms can differ among individuals and throughout different life stages.
- The Mirena (a hormonal ) can assist women who have .
Women's health needs change
When looking for health information, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to go and how to find information that is accurate and reliable.
To help you understand and take care of your reproductive health, we have compiled this list of reputable sources in Victoria that include:
- Health websites and digital tools (such as mobile apps).
- Women’s health services and organisations.
- Phone lines to gain immediate assistance.
- Information in community languages.
Where to find reliable information about women’s reproductive health in Victoria
- – refer to
- – health information in community languages
- – for health information in community languages and access to health education for multicultural women
- – online health information for women through every life stage
- Monash University – Resources for women with PCOS
- – Tel. 1800 696 784 or interpreter service Tel. 13 14 50 – Victorian helpline for information about contraception, pregnancy and sexual health
- – Tel. 1800 013 952 or (03) 9257 0100
- – an app developed by world experts and women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Women's reproductive health information in community languages
The information is available for download in the following community languages:
Where to speak to health professionals or bi-cultural health workers
- – who can also refer you to your local women’s hospital
- Pharmacist – if you live near a , registered nurses are on site every day between 6pm and 10pm
- – Tel. 1800 013 952 or (03) 9257 0100 – appointments are available at their clinics in Box Hill or Melbourne CBD
- – find health services in your area
- NURSE-ON-CALL – Tel. 1300 60 60 24 (24 hours, 7 days) – free confidential helpline for immediate expert health advice from a registered nurse