Dr Katie Pullinger

B Med Sci, MBBS (Hons), FRACGP

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Katie graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2001 and worked at the Royal Hobart Hospital before gaining her specialist general practice qualification in 2007. She worked as a GP in Kingston and at the Aboriginal Health Service in Hobart, before developing a special interest in reproductive health.

In 2015 she obtained the FPAA Certificate of Sexual and Reproductive Health. Katie spent seven years working at Family Planning Tasmania, and for several years she conducted women's health clinics on Bruny Island.

She takes a holistic and personalised approach to helping people who are living with chronic conditions such as pelvic pain. Katie also teaches clinical skills to medical students at the University of Tasmania. Katie has practised yoga since her teen years and loves to utilise yogic techniques for relaxation and mental health in her clinical practice. Katie lives with her family in Hobart.

Katie can advise on the following topics:

Period Problems

Period problems can affect women of all ages from the beginning of menstruation all the way to perimenopause.

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The Bubble doctors can provide a number of contraception options including the oral contraceptive pill, intrauterine device, hormonal implant, contraceptive injection, vaginal ring, and emergency contraceptive options.

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You are eligible for a subsidised Cervical Screening Test if you are aged between 25 and 74, sexually active (or ever have been) and a woman or person with a cervix.

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BreastScreen Tasmania provides a free screening mammogram every two years to women between the age of 40 and 74 years throughout Tasmania.

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The average age of menopause in Australia is 52. Perimenopause is that time leading into menopause and we refer to the time after menopause as post menopause.

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Good sexual health is important at all ages and all stages of relationships.

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Planning your pregnancy is important to ensure a healthy pregnancy with a good outcome. Unplanned pregnancies are at a higher risk of complications.

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If you have been trying to get pregnant for 12 months or more – or six months if you're a woman older than 35 years – it's time to talk to one of the doctors at The Bubble about what to do next.

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