CategoryReproductive health

SHINE SA Welcomes Australia-Wide Ban on Harassment Outside Abortion Clinics

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SHINE SA, 12.08.21 SHINE SA welcomes the latest legislation in Western Australia that protects the safety and privacy of people seeking reproductive healthcare. WA is the final state in Australia to place these protections. In November 2020, South Australia passed similar legislation know as the ‘Safe Access Zones’ bill. This bill ensures people seeking abortions and those that provide them can...

Can hepatitis C be transmitted to a foetus?

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Medical News Today,  Medically reviewed by Carolyn Kay M.D. & Written by Zia Sherrell MPH, May 13, 2021 The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can transmit to a fetus during pregnancy, but the risk of this happening is low. And if the transmission occurs, the baby’s immune system may clear the virus on its own. If the baby’s immune system does not clear the virus, there are safe and effective treatments...

Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Webinar on Sexual Health Literacy and Cliteracy in Clinical Practice

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Family Planning NT / Anatomical Education, June 2021 This update hosted by Family Planning is exciting interactive online professional development for GPs, nurses, midwives, doctors, physiotherapists, and psychosexual therapists with a clinical interest in reproductive and sexual health. The clinical update will focus on female sexual response and wellbeing with presentations, case studies and...

Female genital cosmetic surgery (Journal editorial)

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Lowe, J. and Black, K.I. (2021), Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol, 61: 325-327. Female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) is a relatively new and highly controversial surgical field where sociocultural influences and medicine collide. Procedures under this umbrella term include vaginoplasty, hymenoplasty, and labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is the most common of these and typically involves procedures to reduce...

Upcoming Event: Period Summit

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The Commissioner for Children and Young People SA (Helen Connolly), with Taboo, Period Revolution (an initiative of GOGO Events), and Chalice Foundation, June 2021 Although nearly half of the world’s population menstruate at some point in their lives, menstruation presents significant challenges when individuals lack the information, resources, infrastructure and social support they need to...

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