Resources from the 2019 Symposium

The speakers mentioned a wide variety of resources. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.

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Women’s Health Research Institute of Australia (WHRIA): A centre of inter-disciplinary excellence in Australia dedicated to improving women’s quality of life through care, research and education. Their website is packed with useful information for both health professionals and the general public.

WHRIA’s useful links: A list of resources recommended by the inter-disciplinary team working at WHRIA

WHRIA’s health information sheets: Lots of useful information written by health professionals for general public or other health professionals

Liz Howard’s WHRIA pain resource

The Pelvic Pain Impact Questionnaire

Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) group: An education group that delivers ‘healthy notions of self through neuroscience knowledge’. Authors of Explain Pain and the Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer resource recommended by Liz Howard from WHRIA.

Want more evidence based education in Women’s Health: Check out ‘Bowerbird CPD’. Created by speaker Liz Howard to provide an evolving range of CPD from the best presenters on a variety of topics that are evidence based and relevant to your practice

Sexual health in clinical care

Jodie Dunne (sexologist and director of blissforwomen) described the PLISSIT model for addressing sexual issues.

The PLISSIT model - (Permission, Limited Information, Specific Suggestions, and Intensive Therapy) a modeling system used in the field of sexology to determine the different levels of intervention for individual clients. The model gives practitioners are framework to know when to address issues, suggest resources or refer on when required. The model was originally developed by psychologist Jack Annon.

Jodie suggested this easy to read overview of the model.


Seattle Midlife women’s health study - A longitudinal prospective study of women during the menopausal transition and early postmenopause published in 2016.

The Wisdom of Menopause - a book about menopause written by Dr Christiane Northrup

Pelvic floor Health

Sami Cattach’s ‘Babe Blog’ is packed full of useful information

Katy Bowman’s ‘Nutrititious Movement’ website has lots of interesting biomechanically relevant material on health pelvic floors and generally healthy bodies.

Australasian society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM)

A multidisciplinary society working to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to clinical practice, healthcare and health policy in Australia and New Zealand; transforming the prevention, management and treatment of chronic, complex, and lifestyle-related disease.

For more informaiton see their website