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Sex in the west

Women’s health experts are promoting greater awareness on issues of sexuality, lust and libido for women.

The free ’Sex in the City’ forum on November 7 features talks from high profile women’s health experts, a question and answer session and access to trained professionals for advice.

Endocrinologist and sexual health expert Professor Susan Davis will discuss women’s libido, while endocrinologist Dr Sonia Davison explains how female hormones relate to age and sexual function while sex therapist   Ms Cyndi Darnell looks at lust and desire for women.

Event founder and Victoria University women’s health academic Professor Lily Stojanovska said these issues were of great importance to many women, even if rarely discussed openly in public.

“Sexual health declines in both men and women with age and for many people, this results in real quality of life issues,” Professor Stojanovska said. “Yet there is professional help out there and approaches that many people presenting with these issues find helpful.”

Professor Stojanovska founded the annual event seven years ago through the Women’s Wellness in the West Network, due to a lack of information for women in the region.

“Many people with sexual health issues or concerns don’t know who to speak to, or who might be too embarrassed to raise it with their GP, so it is crucial to get this information to those people and as the university of the west we saw it as our role to provide informed evidence,” she said.

“While the women’s wellness network was initially intended to serve the western suburbs, people now come from all over Melbourne to hear informed discussion on topics of real benefit to their well-being.”

The event runs from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 7th November at Victoria University Convention Centre, 460 Ballarat Road, Sunshine. Refreshments provided.

To RSVP call (03) 9919 9277 or email [email protected] by October 31.


Available for interview

Professor Lily Stojanovska,

College of Health & Biomedicine, Victoria University

9919 2737; 0430 866 755; [email protected]


Media contact:

Christine White, General Manager, Public Affairs and Media

Public Affairs Department, Victoria University

(03) 9919 4322; 0434 602 884; [email protected]


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