Understanding Vulval and Vaginal Health

1h 10m
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CPD1h 10m of CPD
First Published
Updated29 June 2018
Expires 23 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides comprehensive information about a range of complex conditions affecting the vulva and vagina, including treatment options for these conditions.

Topics include:

  • Incidence of the disorders affecting the vulva and vagina
  • Common disorders and their treatment
  • Female genital mutilation

Target audience

Health professionals caring for women of all ages, and especially those working in women's health, primary practice, paediatrics, and adolescent health.


The purpose of this Course is to nhance knowledge of diseases of the vulva and vagina.


Disorders of the vulval and vagina occur nearly as frequently as pregnancy-related disorders. Early detection and intervention can prevent further progression of the disease and can provide women with symptomatic relief.

As many treatment options are available for vulval and vaginal disorders, health professionals who work with women across the lifespan must first understand what the disorders are and why some treatment options may be more suitable than others.

Learning Outcomes
  • Describe disorders of the female genitalia
  • Identify and describe the clinical features of common disorders of the vulva and vagina
  • Explain how to prevent disorders of the vulva and vagina from becoming chronic

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


Portrait of Graeme Dennerstein
Graeme Dennerstein

Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Honorary Secretary for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Family Planning Association of Victoria.  He is a member of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria Inc. and is widely published. He has, for example, produced several papers on the use of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA). Currently the President of the Victorian branch of Sustainable Population Australia. See Educator Profile

CPD1h 10m of CPD
First Published
Updated29 June 2018
23 August 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Women's Health
Child and Family Health
Sexual Health
Maternal and Child Health
Reproductive Health
Clinical Assessment
Primary Health Care
Anatomy and Physiology
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