Dr Hilary Bower

  • Consultant

  • General Practitioner

  • Implanon NXT insertion & removal

  • Cervical Screening

  • IUD insertion & removal

Dr Hilary Bower has a particular interest in reproductive and sexual health and enjoys seeing people from all ages and all stages of life.

Hilary graduated from the University of Sydney in 1989 and obtained her Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practioners in 1996.


During her general practice training she developed a particular interest in reproductive and sexual health including womens health.


Since 2006 she has worked primarily in the area of reproductive and sexual health.

As well as working clinically, she is a medical educator teaching other doctors and health professionals and is a supervisor for GP Registrars.

Hilary is a caring and dedicated doctor who strives to do the very best for her patients

  • Women’s health

  • Contraception

  • Sexually transmitted infections

  • Unplanned pregnancy counselling

  • Menopause

  • Preconception counselling and fertility

  • Erectile dysfunction

Special Skills & Experience

Qualifications & Fellowships

  • MBBS (University of Sydney 1989)

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (1996)

  • Sexual Health & Family Planning Association Certificate in Sexual and Reproductive Health (1991)

Awards & Other Positions

  • General and specialist registration with Medical Board of Australia (current)

  • Ashfield Centre Medical Coordinator at Family Planning NSW (2016-current)

  • Accredited GP supervisor through GP Synergy (2013-current)

  • Accredited Implanon NXT inserter and trainer (current)

  • IUD insertion training at Family Planning NSW (2016)

  • State Medical Coordinator at Family Planning NSW (2014-2016)

  • Medical Educator at Family Planning NSW (2010-current)

  • Cervical Screening Project Officer at Family Planning NSW (2010-2014)

  • GP at Pennant Hills (1993 - 2003)

Professional Memberships, Associations & Committees

  • Member of Australasian Menopause Society

  • Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

  • Member of Sydney North Primary Health Network

Continuing Education & Professional Development

Hillary regularly participates in ongoing professional development, in the form of meetings, conferences, webinars, training days etc, in all aspects of women's/sexual and reproductive health, in order to keep her knowledge up to date.

Publications, Presentations & Research

  • Presenter at Clinical Update Days,Family Planning NSW ( 2014-2018).

  • Presenter at Family Planning Alliance Australia Courses for Doctors (2011-current).

  • Presenter at GPCE conference 2017 and 2018 (cervical screening).

  • Presentation on the new National Cervical Screening Program at “ The Womens Cancer Screening Collaborative” Kingscliff Nov 2017 (North Coast Primary Health Network).

  • Journal Article Medicine Today — “Cervical Screening in the HPV Era: Don’t Ditch the Pap Test” October 2011 - Co-authored article for Medicine Today on role of human papillomavirus in relation to cervical cancer and screening program.

  • Co-author of Family Planning NSW publication: Implementing Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program.

  • Co-author and reviewer of Reproductive and Sexual Health: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook (3rd Edition) - FPNSW.

  • Co-author of Reproductive and Sexual Health: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook (4th Edition) - The Cervix chapter 2019

  • Poster Presentation— “The Young and the Pregnant- Pregnancies in Women under 25 years Old in Outer Western Sydney” - Australian Sexual Health Conference 2008. A file audit of pregnancies in young women and contraception usage.

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