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Help for heavy menstrual bleeding

Media releases 25 Jul 2019
Heavy periods

Jean Hailes for Women's Health has released of a new suite of resources to help women and health professionals better understand and manage a common health issue – heavy menstrual bleeding.

About one in five women are affected by heavy menstrual bleeding. It can cause fatigue and dizziness and can disrupt daily life. The amount of bleeding can vary between women and can change at different life stages.

Jean Hailes has created a new animation on this condition, as well as an easy-to-understand, evidence-based consumer fact sheet and a tool for health professionals.

Jean Hailes gynaecologist and medical director Dr Elizabeth Farrell says "there are a range of causes for heavy menstrual bleeding in women; however, there is no need for women to suffer in silence."

It's important for women to be aware and recognise the signs and symptoms that are associated with heavy menstrual bleeding, says Dr Farrell. "With appropriate support from a health professional, women are able to successfully manage the condition," she says.

The Jean Hailes resources are a trusted hub to help women and health professionals be confident in having clear communication on the issue.

The free resources are available on the Jean Hailes website:

Jean Hailes has more information on heavy bleeding that has been reviewed and approved by clinicians here.

About Jean Hailes

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is a national not-for-profit organisation. We have a unique model, built on four pillars: education and knowledge exchange; clinical care; research; and policy. We aim to translate the latest scientific and medical evidence to help inspire positive change in women and girls by improving their physical health and wellbeing. Jean Hailes produces evidence-based information reviewed by clinicians. In 2016, Jean Hailes was officially recognised as the Federal Government's national digital gateway for women's health.

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For more information, please contact Janelle Carrigan on 0409 939 920 or email

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