NSW Health has an important role in helping women and girls to fulfil their potential at every stage of their lives. Many women and girls have different health and wellbeing needs and experiences than affect men and boys. Some differences in health and healthcare are driven by biological factors, such as those affecting maternity services and cervical cancer screening. Other differences are driven by gender-based roles, behaviours and attitudes affecting how women and girls access and experience services, both directly and as carers for others.

NSW Health is providing services and programs targeted to addressing the health needs of women including: 

  • reproductive and sexual health, including termination of pregnancy​
  • healthy lifestyles
  • chronic disease
  • mental heath
  • screening (for example, for cervical cancer)
  • tobacco, alcohol and drugs
  • sexual assault and domestic violence.

​Menopause funding and services

One in five women experience severe or prolonged menopause symptoms, but not all women are able to access health support.

Funding for 16 holistic menopause services across NSW with a budget of $40 million from the 2022-23 NSW Budget was announced in June 2022 by Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor.

Find out more about the funding and services for menopause.

Current as at: Friday 10 June 2022
Contact page owner: Health and Social Policy