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Unplanned pregnancy resources for patients & health professionals

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Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse Connector,  June 2017 This Clearinghouse Connector focuses on the experience of unplanned pregnancy in Australia and the resources available for women and health professionals to help navigate the decision making process. Although there is surprisingly little information available about the prevalence of unintended pregnancy in Australia, it has been...

Sexual Health & Cervix Screening Update Day (for doctors, nurses, midwives and other health & community workers)

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SHine SA, January 2017 The 2017 Sexual Health & Cervix Screening Update Day is presented by SHine SA and South Australian Cervix Screening Program. This annual event is open to doctors, nurses and midwives and any other interested health and community workers. The renewed cervical screening guidelines are to be implemented from 1 May 2017. The Update Day has been timed to coincide with the...

Rescheduling of ulipristal acetate (EllaOne®) in Australia

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SHine SA, October 2016 SHine SA and Family Planning Alliance Australia put in submissions to the TGA for the rescheduling of ulipristal acetate (EllaOne®), a new emergency contraceptive pill in Australia. The rescheduling is from prescription-only to Schedule 3 (available in pharmacies with a pharmacy consultation). This has now been approved, to take place from February 2017. This is an...

‘Five days after’ contraceptive pill launched by RU486 supplier

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Sydney Morning Herald, April 27, 2016 – 12:01AM
An emergency contraceptive that works up to five days after unprotected sex has been launched by Australia’s sole supplier of medical abortion drug RU486.
The EllaOne pill, from non-profit pharmaceutical group MS Health, is available from Wednesday.
Read more here

Sexual health, human rights and the law – new WHO report

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By SASHA on 17/6,/2015 The World Health Organisation has just published a new report, Sexual health, human rights and the law, which draws on evidence to  “show how states in different parts of the world can and do support sexual health through legal and other mechanisms that are consistent with human rights standards and their own human rights obligations”. From the report:...

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