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Increased screening for syphilis and HIV in SA – new advice for clinicians (video)

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SHINE SA,  July 31, 2019 SHINE SA have released a short video resource for health professionals providing advice on the current syphilis outbreak in South Australia. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It presents a serious public health issue as it causes harm to the developing foetus and increases the transmission and acquisition of HIV. The 5 minute video SA Syphilis Outbreak –...

Later-term abortions: Stigma versus reality

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Sydney Morning Herald,  July 22 2017
“We consider ourselves to be potential targets for domestic terrorism.”
That’s the reason one abortion provider gave for not wishing to be named when asked for comment about the situation facing later-term abortion providers in Australia.
Dr Jane Baird

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Late Termination of Pregnancy: RANZCOG statement

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RANZCOG,  May 2016
The College recognises special circumstances where late termination of pregnancy may be regarded by the managing clinicians and the patient as the most suitable option in the particular circumstance.
This statement has been developed and reviewed by the RANZCOG Board.
Download statement (PDF) here: Late Termination of Pregnancy C-Gyn 17a_Board Approved May16

Risk of catching Zika virus through sexual transmission far higher than thought, WHO says

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ABC radio,Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:35:47
The World Health Organization (WHO) says it appears the risk of catching the mosquito-borne Zika virus through sexual transmission is far higher than thought.
And the complications for unborn babies are far broader than previously feared.
Read more or listen to audio here

United Nations Committee Affirms Abortion as a Human Right

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Huffington Post, Published 01/25/2016, Updated 02/02/2016 In a landmark case, Peru has compensated a woman for denying her a medically indicated abortion. She was forced to continue her pregnancy and deliver the doomed fetus, which survived only four days. Working with human rights lawyers, K.L. filed a complaint with the United Nations Human Rights Committee, based in Geneva. Read more here Read...

Outdated abortion laws create ‘medical tourism’ for interstate procedures

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The Guardian, Monday 26 October 2015 09.39 AEDT Improved technology has made testing for foetal abnormalities easier and more accurate, but inconsistent state legislation means women do not have equal access to abortion should they choose to terminate their pregnancy as a result, an editorial published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday says. With the exception of Victoria, doctors...

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