Kate Ternahan

Kate Ternahan Nurse Practitioner | Sexual Dysfunction (penis owners)/Pelvic Pain (all genders)/Women’s Health

Kate is a Nurse Practitioner/Pain Specialist with extensive experience. Kate has been a Registered Nurse for 31 years and Nurse Practitioner since 2013 and has worked in a specialist role as a pain nurse for 22 years. Her experience is multifaceted from acute pain to chronic pain conditions. She has worked in hospitals and primary care settings and was instrumental in setting up the Fiona Stanley Hospital pain service. She has also worked closely with integrated practitioners and naturopaths so has a good understanding how both the medical model and the integrated model of care work together. Her post graduate qualification is Masters of Nursing. She has been involved in research projects at Fremantle and Fiona Stanley Hospital and has provided many education sessions to other health professionals about effective pain management.

Chronic pain, particularly pain with sex can have a detrimental effect on a person’s quality of life and relationships and Kate is passionate about helping people to overcome this problem. Pain is an individual issue and requires thorough physical, emotional and lifestyle assessment to treat holistically, and Kate has a unique skill set to assist people in this area. She works collaboratively with medical practitioners and other health care professionals in this area. If you have a problem with pain or discomfort don’t just “put up with it”, ask for help and book an appointment with Kate.

Kate also sees men to manage penile rehabilitation following prostate cancer treatment.

Other services Kate provides include:

  • Penile rehabilitation after prostate cancer
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Penile self-injection therapy (intracavernosal)
  • Acute/chronic pain (pelvic pain included)
  • Anxiety/depression related to chronic pain
  • Dyspareunia (painful sex)
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Libido issues (hyper/hypoactive sexual desire -
    women only)
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Perimenopause/Menopause
  • Recurrent bacterial vaginosis and thrush
  • Cervical screening (pap smears)
  • Women’s health checks
  • STI screening and treatment
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

Our Locations Why do we have so many locations and online services available?

This enables us to serve you better and closer to your home or work. We don’t want distance to be a barrier to access. We apologise if this is confusing, if you have any difficulty, please email admin@rshealth.com.au with preferred location and practitioner.


Antony Street Medical Centre

West Leederville

Western Urology

South West WA

Latitude 33.7 Vasse Physiotherapy


The Prostate Clinic


Perth Urology Clinic


Great Southern Specialist Centre


Perth Urology Clinic