Dr Ray Hodgson is a specialist gynaecologist. His medical practice is based at Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast. He is affiliated with Port Macquarie Base Hospital and Port Macquarie Private Hospital but also conducts regular surgical teaching sessions in other hospitals throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
Dr Hodgson¿s major interests within gynaecology are pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and infertility.
About Dr Ray Hodgson
Dr Hodgson trained at Sydney University where he graduated in 1981. He then underwent extensive training in obstetrics & gynaecology at Westmead and Royal North Shore Hospitals in Sydney. In 1990 he spent two further years undertaking advanced surgical training at Whipp¿s Cross and St Bartholomews Hospitals in London. In 2007 he gained further qualifications with a degree in Cosmetic Medicine.
International Aid Organisation
In 2010 Dr Hodgson founded the International Aid Organisation, Australians for Women's Health. This volunteer organisation provides regular surgical treatment camps in developing countries for the management of severe forms of prolapse and incontinence and complications of pregnancy.
The Value of Your Donation
Making a donation to A4WH is the most direct and helpful way of ensuring that many women in Nepal and other developing countries will receive protection from complications of pregnancy and childbirth and relief from the degrading effects of prolapse.
All donations are used to provide critical medical services to women in developing countries.
Every cent of every dollar donated is used to help women in need of medical care. No donations are used to cover administrative or any other organisational costs. The financial statements of A4WH undergo full external auditing each year and are available for public viewing.
Prolapse & Incontinence
Many women with bladder problems are reluctant to discuss this problem with anyone, or may be too embarrassed to acknowledge that they have a problem. Sometimes women are made to feel that these conditions are 'normal', especially as they get older, and that, since bladder problems like this are rarely life-threatening, they are not really a problem.
Scientific studies that measures of quality of life show significant changes for the worse when a woman experiences bladder problems; they may begin to stop exercising or participating in physical or social activities as a result of leakage, which can further reduce health and quality of life. Work and social activities, and sexual intimacy may also suffer as a result.
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