Lo­cal women en­cour­aged to feel fab­u­lous

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

FOR in­for­ma­tion about how to stay healthy through­out the fab­u­lous 40s, lo­cal women are in­vited to a free sem­i­nar with some of Aus­tralia’s best-known doc­tors.

Sun­rise and Chan­nel Seven reg­u­lar Dr John D’Arcy will join in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed sex ther­a­pist Dr Rosie King and vet­eran gy­nae­col­o­gist Dr El­iz­a­beth Far­rell at the fo­rum.

But the Moss­man Com­mu­nity Cen­tre event has a twist - it will be con­ducted on­line.

Ad­vances in mod­ern technology have al­lowed a link-up be­tween the physi­cians, all based in the south­ern states, and the Far North.

The trio of doc­tors will join to­gether to pro­vide the lat­est ev­i­dence-based in­for­ma­tion on health is­sues fac­ing women in their 40s.

Dr Far­rell said women needed to be in­formed about the time prior to menopause so they can en­joy their 40s and make plans for a healthy fu­ture.

“Many women go­ing through per­i­menopause feel as if they are on a roller coaster as the ex­pe­ri­ence changes to their hor­mone lev­els, their pe­ri­ods and their emo­tions,” she said.

“They are

not nec­es­sar­ily ex­pect­ing these changes and some­times won­der if what they are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing is nor­mal.”

Event co-or­gan­iser Michelle Philp, from Moss­man Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, said it was chance for lo­cal women to in­ter­act with ex­perts.

“This is a ter­rific op­por­tu­nity for women to ex­plore some of the health is­sues they may be fac­ing and help them make im­por­tant choices in their 40s to en­sure their long-term health and well­be­ing,” she said.

“We en­cour­age women to come along to hear about the lat­est re­search from ex­perts.”

An Aus­tralian or­gan­i­sa­tion, the Jean Hailes Foun­da­tion for Women’s Health, is fa­cil­i­tat­ing the on­line dis­cus­sion. It will take place from 7.30pm on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 1.

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