Welcome to the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Women’s Health in Reproductive Life (CRE WHiRL)

CRE WHiRL aims to measurably improve health outcomes and quality of life in women's reproductive health for meaningful health impact.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and within this, prioritises women’s reproductive health. The National Women’s Health Policy and  Women’s Health Strategy prioritise ovarian and reproductive dysfunction across Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, infertility and early menopause as common, neglected conditions with substantive health and economic burdens. These conditions, each affecting around 15% of Australian women with rising prevalence, adversely impact physical, mental and social wellbeing.