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  A conversation with Dr Jenny King, Former Chair UGSA – March 2019   Georgia Main:               Well, Dr. Jenny King, you are the Chair at UroGynaecological Society of Australasia. You’re the outgoing chair, end of your two-year term. How would you describe the last couple of years? Dr Jenny King:               Look, this has been a difficult […]

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Nicole sat on a chair for half an hour. She says it cured her stress incontinence.

Since having her fourth child, Nicole suffered from stress incontinence. It wasn’t severe, but still caused her problems. Her youngest is now five and she’s plodded along, accepting it as a normal part of her life. “I get up throughout the night to go the bathroom and think nothing of it. The kids have made fun […]

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Celebrate World Physiotherapy Day

#ChoosePhysio for bladder health   Each year, on 8 September, we celebrate World Physiotherapy Day—a global event recognising the incredible role physiotherapists play in the community and the relationships they have with their patients. Physiotherapists are health professionals who have a key role in helping people with long-term conditions achieve their goals, fulfil their potential […]

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Leading Pelvic Floor Surgeon Concerned by Suspension of Mid-Urethral Mesh Sling Surgeries

Chair of the Urogynaecological Society of Australasia, Dr. Jenny King joins Wayne Bucklar on Health Professional Radio to argue for moderation in the debate about the immediate suspension of mid-urethral mesh sling (MUS) surgeries in the UK. MUS is the most common type of surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), an involuntary urine leakage experienced by women […]

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The pelvic flaw in all of us.

ABC Radio Podcast     Ladies, we need to talk with Jenny King, Chair UroGynaecological Society of Australasia.    Do you wee when you sneeze? Or avoid star jumps at the gym? One in four of us experience pelvic floor problems which can lead to incontinence, or even prolapse.   Basically we’re poorly designed, we’re standing […]

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A weak pelvic floor can mean more than a little leakage

Mary Ward, Sydney Morning Herald    We generally associate having a poor pelvic floor with incontinence. But for former Australian netball captain Sharelle McMahon, the signs that something was wrong with her pelvic floor were different. “Pain around my pelvis, and a bit of instability through there was the main way it showed up for […]

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Silent affliction affecting one in four

Elise Elliott, Herald Sun   The Continence Foundation of Australia’s Laugh Without Leaking campaign kicked off on World Laughter Day last month, with Helen Magee, Beth Wilson, Thelma Saville and Susie Lewis having a good belly laugh. Picture: Sarah Matray DO you leak when you laugh? It’s kind of an odd, personal question. The thing […]

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UGSA Executive Board

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