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Cervical Screening Update recording now available!

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SHINE SA, August 2018 SHINE SA is proud to present our pilot Clinical Education Forum recording. This recording is available free of charge,  and access is limited to three months only. Topic: Cervical Screening Update Presenters: Megan van Zanten & Dr Amy Moten The forum ensures your knowledge of the National Cervical Screening Renewed Guidelines is accurate and in line with best practice...

How to redesign the vaginal speculum

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Guardian, Tue 24 Apr 2018 02.23 AEST Cervical screening is at its lowest rate in 19 years. The Jade Goody effect, named for the increase in women attending screening after the reality TV star died of the disease in 2009, has disappeared. In 2015 and 2016, only 72.7% of eligible women went to a screening when invited. That doesn’t sound too bad, but it means 1.2 million women didn’t attend. What...

Clinical Education Forums at SHINE SA

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SHINE SA, April 2018 SHINE SA hosts regular education sessions focused on clinically relevant issues. These sessions are available for doctors, nurses, midwives and other interested professionals. QI&CPD points can be applied for each session. Forums include light refreshments, an educational presentation (1.5 hours CPD) and networking opportunities. SHINE SA is trialling various software and...

Survey for all women and anyone with a cervix: HPV-related cancer awareness

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Positive Life in partnership with Femfatales, the National Network of Women Living with HIV, 2018 All women and anyone with a cervix in Australia, both HIV-positive and HIV-negative, are invited to take an online, anonymous survey about awareness of HPV and related cancers. Positive Life NSW in partnership with Femfatales, the National Network of Women Living with HIV, has developed a survey to...

Design Agency ‘Frog’ Redesigns The Dreaded Gynecology Exam

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co.design, 10.10.17 Cold metal. Eerie clicking sound. Torturous duck-billed shape. Yes, I’m talking about the speculum, the anxiety-inducing device that doctors use to check  vaginal health. Despite its status as an instrument of discomfort and its dark history–involving a doctor who experimented on slave women – the speculum remains to this day one of the centerpieces of the often dreaded annual...

New class of antibiotic raises hopes for urgently-needed gonorrhoea drug

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The Guardian, Tuesday 8 August 2017 03.00 AEST A new class of antibiotic has been found to work in the lab against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, which can cause infertility and damage to babies and is fast becoming resistant to all existing drugs. Although it is early days, because the antibiotic has yet to be tried in animals or humans, researchers say they are excited by its...

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