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Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with PCOS

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Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as a management strategy for symptoms of PCOS. Arentz, S., Smith, C.A., Abbott, J. et al. BMC Women’s Health 21, 107 (2021). The international clinical practice guidelines for PCOS emphasize diet and exercise as first-line management of clinical signs and symptoms. This study aimed to...

Emergency contraception awareness in an at‐risk population

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Hope, D. L., Hattingh, L. and King, M. A. (2019) J Pharm Pract Res. doi:10.1002/jppr.1554 Background Consumer awareness of emergency contraception is generally poor. School leavers (schoolies) engage in risky behaviours, including casual sex and alcohol and drug consumption. Aim The aim of this study was to explore the awareness of an at‐risk population of schoolies regarding the use and...

More than half of fertility and period-tracker apps ineffective at predicting ovulation, study finds

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ABC Health & Wellbeing,  17/09/2019 An Australian study of the most downloaded fertility apps has found over half didn’t perform well at predicting ovulation — which is exactly what many users are using these apps for. The findings, by researchers at Eve Health Fertility in Brisbane in conjunction with Queensland Fertility Group, were presented at a Fertility Society of Australia...

A comparative, retrospective analysis of HIV testing among gay, bisexual and other MSM in Melbourne

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health First published: 29 May 2019 Abstract Objective: PRONTO!, a peer‐led rapid HIV‐testing service in Melbourne, Australia, opened to improve HIV testing among gay and bisexual men (GBM). We compared client characteristics and return testing among GBM testing at PRONTO! with GBM testing at Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC). Methods: All GBM...

Updated fact sheet on Fertility Awareness Methods (FAMs)

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SHINE SA, May 2019 We have recently updated our fact sheet on Fertility Awareness Methods (FAMs).  There has been a rise in popularity of  period tracking and fertility tracking apps, used for ‘calendar-based’ fertility awareness methods. FAMs are methods where people become aware of the signs of fertility and learn to detect when they are most likely to become pregnant. These methods rely on the...

Efficacy of Contraceptive Methods chart – new edition 2019

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Family Planning Alliance Australia, 2019
How effective is each contraceptive method? This revised chart compares methods of contraception for their efficacy. 
The figures have been derived by expert consensus using results from a variety of studies, selecting figures from studies which appear to be most comparable to Australian conditions.

Download chart (PDF) here 

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