CategoryReproductive health

Advanced HIV Nursing Webinar: Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

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ASHM, June 2022 SHORT SYNOPSIS This 1-hour webinar will focus on strategies for managing pregnancy and the optimal scenario for breastfeeding for people living with HIV. Directed at nurses with experience working in HIV, this webinar focuses on the nurses’ role in providing care for people living with HIV who are pregnant or considering breastfeeding. TIMES 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm (AEST) 7:00 pm to...

Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in postmenopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Stewart Linde L., Vodstrcil Lenka A., Coombe Jacqueline, Bradshaw Catriona S., Hocking Jane S. (2022) Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in postmenopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sexual Health 19, 17-26.  Abstract Bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common cause of vaginal discharge in women of reproductive age, is associated with considerable reproductive and gynaecological...

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...

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