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Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

New SMS service for SA HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Hotline

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, Health Regulation and Protection, Department of Health and Wellbeing, Government of South Australia,  February 2021 The South Australian HIV PEP Hotline (1800 022 226) provides advice, triage and information to members of the community who may have been exposed to HIV, and if assessed as eligible, directs them to their nearest PEP access point. Most HIV PEP...

Situational Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Australia

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Marie Stopes Australia, Updated 17 April 2020 Situational Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Australia – A request for collaboration and action to maintain contraceptive and abortion care throughout the SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19 pandemic Executive Summary We are in a context of increased risk of unplanned pregnancy, reproductive coercion, sexually transmitted infections, lack of...

SHINE SA media release: CONTRACEPTION IS ESSENTIAL IN PREVENTING RISE IN UNINTENDED PREGNANCY DURING COVID-19

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SHINE SA Media Release: 2 April 2020 Sexual and reproductive health must remain at the forefront of our minds during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is possible that throughout this crisis we may see a rise in unintended pregnancy as well as incidences of domestic violence, sexual violence and sexual coercion.  Unfortunately this could come at a time where our health systems are focused on the...

COVID-19: pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding – statements & guidance

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Various sources, March 2020 RANZCOG statement: A message for pregnant women and their families  The Lancet Study on COVID-19 Transmission in Pregnancy  CDC Statement: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (USA)  Updated SOGC Committee Opinion – COVID-19 in Pregnancy (Canada) RCOG Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy (UK) Abortion care: UK...

Calls for segregated mental health wards to reduce sexual assault risk

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ABC (Katherine Gregory on AM), February 2020 Sexual violence against women in mental health wards is going unchecked, despite service providers’ awareness of the problem. A new report has found women in Victorian mental health wards are vulnerable to sexual assault, harassment and violence from male patients and staff. It’s calling for stricter separation of male and female patients...

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