Find information and advice on women's issues you and your family may face.

Breast self-examination

Breast self examination is recommended to all women over 20, every month. Read on to find guidelines on how to…

Cervical smear

Find out what a cervical smear is all about – who should have cervical smears and why they are recommended.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis – is often referred to as a silent disease or a hidden epidemic, and yet it affects more than 128,000…

Headaches

Headaches are very common in the adult and adolescent population. Find out more about types of headaches, headache causes and…

Healthy during the menopause

Women often need advice on staying healthy during the menopause. Here are some great tips on feeling strong and healthy…

Interview with a cervical smear taker

September is Cervical Screening Awareness month, so Kiwi Families (KF) interviewed Helen Waaka, RGON, BN, Registered Nurse and Smear-taker to…

Iron and women’s health

Many women in New Zealand do not get enough iron in their diet. Read about why women’s health depends upon…

Mammograms

Find out about mammograms and what breast screening is all about. This article also explains who should be having mammograms…

Menopause

This article discusses the menopause or change of life and examines what the menopause means to women and their families.

Mums, Daughters and Periods

When should mums and daughters talk about periods, what advice should we give them and how can we do this…

Periods information sheet

Information sharing on periods can be tricky – this information sheet on periods can be used to help explain periods…

Post natal depression

This article on postnatal depression explores this common condition and the fears and myths that surround postnatal depression.

Urinary tract infection – adults

This article on urinary tract infections in adults will help you to prevent,  treat and to ease the symptoms of…

Women and diet

Women and diet – we are obsessed by it! Women probably think about their diet more than any other health…

Women and exercise

Exercise – we women need to be passionate about it! Women who exercise feel great and look great, so here…

Women and hygiene

Most women are aware of the importance of hygiene. For more information on the importance of hygiene for women, read…

Women and time out

Women need time out – time out from children, time out from household chores and even time out from their…

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