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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...

ALHR: Government must do more to protect reproductive health rights

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Lawyers Weekly, 22 March 2018 The leading advocacy group for human rights law in Australia has called on the federal government to better ensure the country is meeting its international obligations to protect women and girls when it comes to processes such as abortion.  Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) spoke earlier this week in response to comments from Nationals MP George Christensen...

We are ignoring the sex lives of women in rural Australia and they are paying the price

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SMH, 11 March 2018 — 2:59 pm Every day rural women, particularly adolescent girls, face considerable barriers to seeking family planning services like contraception and safe abortions, STD treatment, and gynaecology appointments. The consequences of inaccessibility are evident in the numbers: teenage pregnancy is declining in Australia overall, but is still disproportionately high in regional...

Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19

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The Guardian, Tuesday 16 May 2017 14.01 AEST Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found. More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health roaOrganization (WHO) report said – the majority from preventable causes including mental health issues, poor nutrition...

Healthy Communities: HPV immunisation rates in 2014–15

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2017 Immunisation against the highly contagious human papillomavirus (HPV) can prevent cervical and other cancers, and other HPV-related diseases. The National HPV Vaccination Program has been immunising adolescent girls since 2007 and was extended to boys in 2013. This third Healthy Communities report on HPV immunisation shows the percentage of girls...

Domestic violence leading cause of hospitalised assault among girls and women in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 19 April 2017 Nearly 6,500 women and girls were hospitalised due to assault in Australia in 2013–14, with the violence usually perpetrated by a partner or spouse, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The data, available as part of a new series of fact sheets on selected injuries, shows that over...

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