Dr. Tonia Mezzini

Sexual Health Physician

BA (Hons) BMBS MHSSH FRACGP FAChSHM

Plans for 2017

From 2017, Dr Mezzini will be practicing at Wellend Health, located at Suite 5, Attunga House, 97 Hewitt Ave, Toorak Gardens.

Please call 1300 652 028 to make an appointment.wellend-health

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Dr Tonia Mezzini is passionate about helping people with a range of sexual, hormonal, vulval and reproductive health concerns.

In particular, she cares for patients with:

  • Vulval pain syndromes and skin conditions in women
  • Chronic Prostatitis and chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men
  • Low libido and pain with intercourse in women
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and irregular periods
  • Menopause and hormonal concerns
  • Gender-affirming hormone therapy
  • Complex contraceptive choices, including IUD insertions
  • Sexually transmitted infections such as recurrent genital herpes
  • Recurrent bacterial vaginosis
  • Recurrent thrush (Candida albicans)

Dr Mezzini’s Current Positions

  • Lecturer in Sexual Health at the University of Adelaide
  • Committee member of the Australian Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Board member of the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
  • Committee member for the Society for Australian Sexologists (South Australia)
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health
  • Member of the Australian and New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society
  • Member of the Australasian Menopause Association
  • Member of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
With her level of expertise, caring approach, and a fast growing reputation as a sexual health specialist able to resolve ‘difficult cases’, Dr Mezzini is sought after – both locally and interstate – by patients, referring GPs and other specialists. Patients can feel assured they are being offered the best possible advice and treatment options for their sexual health care needs.


Dr Mezzini’s Training and Experience

During her training as a Sexual Health Physician, Dr Mezzini was awarded a Master of HIV, STIs and Sexual Health through the University of Sydney in 2013.

Dr Mezzini’s experience working in a range of sexual health services in South Australia is unparalleled, having worked at Clinic 275, Yarrow Place, Second Story Youth Health Service, Cervix Screen SA, Adelaide Women’s Health Centre and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. And as Medical Director of SHine SA, Dr Mezzini headed up the medical clinics for the State’s lead sexual health agency.

As one of the few specialists working with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome in Australia, Dr Mezzini continues to further her work in this area and is dedicated to raising awareness and providing help for men experiencing this type of pain.

Dr Mezzini attended the WPATH Conference in Amsterdam in 2016 and is committed to providing individualised gender affirming hormone therapy to transgender people.

Dr Mezzini is a regular presenter and attendee at national and international conferences and updates.

Published Papers:

  • Mezzini T, Crawford GB. Borderline personality disorder: challenges in the palliative care setting. European J of Pall Care, 2009; 16 (1): 31-35.
  • Mezzini T, Waddell RG, Douglas RD, Sadlon T. Mycoplasma genitalium: prevalence in men presenting to a public sexual health clinic in South Australia, Internal Medicine Journal, 2013; 43 (5): 494-500.
  • Bateson D, Butcher BE, Donovan C, Farrell L, Kovacs G, Mezzini T, Raynes-Greenow C, Pecoraro G, Read C, Baber R. Risk of venous thromoembolism in women taking the combined oral contraceptive: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Australian Family Physician, 2016; 45(1):59-64.

Dr Mezzini is committed to offering her patients lengthy appointments to ensure there is adequate time to discuss concerns and explore the best treatment options.

A referral letter is required from your GP. A referral letter and a report from a psychiatrist is required for transgender patients requiring gender affirming hormone therapy.

Both insured and uninsured patients are welcome. Dr Mezzini also offers clinics on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Appointments can be made by ringing our rooms on 8363 2811.