The Australian Women's Weekly

Breaking the taboo

Over the course of her incredible life, activist, poet and storyteller Maya Angelou wrote many wise words that inspired women worldwide. Yet one of the most resonant quotes remains sadly unrepresented by her many readers. “When women take care of their health,” she opined, “they become their best friend.”

While we’re quick to offer a helping hand to our children, family and friends, when it comes to looking after our own needs, we often put them last on the list. And that is especially true when it comes to issues we find difficult to talk about, such as sexual health, incontinence and other intimate matters. Enter Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM, Medical Director of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, who we’ve enlisted

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