Jane grew up in the Devonshire countryside, England. She gained her medical degrees from the Royal Free Hospital in London in 1967. She worked in three London hospitals and gained a Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1970. She worked for a year in Liverpool, England in a general practice.
Jane moved to Australia in 1970 and worked at the Rockhampton Hospital as a paediatric and obstetric registrar. She then spent a year at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane working as a paediatric registrar. In 1973, she started working at Family Planning Queensland and stayed for 25 years; working as the Medical Director from 1991-1996. The job involved clinical work, Queensland wide education courses for doctors, education for the community and some administration. In 1982, she set up a sexual problem clinic for women and their partners at Family Planning Queensland.
In 1996, Jane set up her own private practice, seeing men, women and couples with sexual problems. She also worked at a women’s clinic in Caboolture at the same time. She was accepted as a Fellow at the College of Sexual Health in 1996. She joined the Lilian Cooper Centre in 2000. In 2004 she gained her Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians – Chapter of Sexual Health Physicians.
In 2010, Jane wrote a textbook called ‘Helping People with Sexual Problems’, which was published by IP Communications.
She teaches fellow doctors about sexual problems and gives regular radio talks on 612 ABC about women’s health. She wrote a paper, ‘Thirty Years in Sexual Health – Helping People with Sexual Problems’, for the Multidisciplinary Sexual Dysfunction Conference in Auckland in 2016.
At the Lilian Cooper Centre, Jane welcomes:
Women, men and couples with sexual problems. These can include: Lack of sexual drive or interest, lack of sexual arousal, inability to orgasm, problems with getting and/or keeping erections, premature ejaculation, painful sex, inability to have sexual intercourse, sexual orientation issues, compulsive sex and relationship problems.
Women for routine health care.
Menopausal and post-menopausal women.
Women with bladder or bowel problems
Women with contraceptive or fertility issues.
Women with psychological issues such as depression, anxiety or abuse issues.
Women with gynaecological conditions.
Pregnant women for antenatal share-care.
Dr Jane Howard
Dr Howard consults from the Lilian Cooper Women's Health Centre on alternate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.