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35. Expert Dr Peta Wright on Why Women Feel as Though Their Bodies are Broken

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Welcome to The Shift expert series with naturopath, nutritionist and author Katherine Maslen as she explores the state of human health, the dysfunction of the health industry and provides people with the tools, knowledge and understanding to make the shift in their lives. 

In the expert series of The Shift, Katherine explores deeper conversations with the world leaders featured in Season Two, the investigative Docu-Series on Women’s Health. If you want to make the shift towards more informed decisions regarding better health, then this podcast is for you.

Dr Peta Wright has a relaxed and compassionate attitude that will put you at ease knowing you’re in capable, caring hands. She is a gynaecologist, paediatric & adolescent gynaecologist, and fertility specialist.

Dr Wright is deeply committed to all aspects of women’s health care and founded Vera Women’s Wellness in 2020. She strives to take a holistic approach to managing the health concerns of women of all ages. Peta has a particular interest and expertise in the areas of paediatric and adolescent gynaecology, having completed a fellowship in adolescent gynaecology in 2013.

Peta is also passionate about helping women with pelvic pain and endometriosis, as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothalamic amenorrhoea, vulva concerns, painful sex, abnormal pap smears and menopause medicine. In addition, she works with women experiencing pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Dr Wright completed her undergraduate medical degree at Monash University in Melbourne in 2004. She has completed a Masters of Reproductive Medicine and also a certificate in Women’s Integrative Medicine.

It is Peta’s dream to help women remember the beauty and power in their bodies and to give them back the tools and knowledge to live happy, healthy and empowered lives.

In this episode Katherine and Dr Peta Wright explore:

  • Taking an alternative approach to gynaecology
  • Positive changes taking place in the medical system
  • Increases in women with chronic pelvic pain issues
  • The first steps to take for women that are suffering from pelvic pain
  • The hormonal IUD Kyleena and some of the side effects that can present from taking it
  • The risks of putting young girls on contraception
  • Dr Wright’s observations around infertility including the impact of over exercising and calorie restriction







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