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Shortage of norethisterone-containing pills in Australia: Advice for GPs

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July/August 2020 The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) advises: Consumers and health professionals are advised that there is a shortage of oral contraceptive pills containing the combination ethinylestradiol and norethisterone. The affected products are: Brevinor – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35 micrograms Norimin – norethisterone 0.5 mg and ethinylestradiol 35...

NEW Fact Sheet for Health Professionals – Contraception During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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SHINE SA, 15/4/2020 SHINE SA have released a new Fact Sheet for health professionals: Contraception During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Contraception is an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the provision of emergency contraception, access to long acting reversible contraception (LARC) and management of complications of LARC. Health professionals can continue to facilitate...

Position Statement on LARC access during the COVID-19 pandemic

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SHINE SA, April 7, 2020 SHINE SA, along with Family Planning Victoria, Family Planning NT, Family Planning Tasmania, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT, Sexual Health Quarters, and True Relationships & Reproductive Health have co-signed a Position Statement on LARC access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Extended use of and ongoing access to LARCs during the COVID-19 pandemic Provision of...

‘Lets Talk About It’: South Australian Sexual Health Survey Results 2019

SAHMRI & Flinders University,  4th October, 2019 A South Australian-first youth sexual health survey has provided a unique snapshot of the sexual behaviours and knowledge of the state’s young people.  The head of SAHMRI’s Sexual Health and Wellbeing program, Associate Professor James Ward, says the results will help design policies, health services and education programs aimed at reducing...

Women taking pill may be less likely to suffer ACL injury, study finds

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The Guardian, Fri 3 May 2019 09.01 AESTLast modified on Fri 3 May 2019 09.50 AEST Women on the combined pill appear to be less likely to tear a key ligament in their knee, research suggests.  Tears to the ACL are known to be more common in women than men, with previous research suggesting fluctuations in hormones during the menstrual cycle, including oestrogen, might play a role by increasing the...

Clinical Education Forum Recording: Contraception Update

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SHINE SA, November 2018 Clinicians:  SHINE SA is pleased to present the following Clinical Forum by Dr Amy Moten on the topic of Contraception. This recording is available free of charge, and access is limited to three months only. This forum covers emergency contraception and new formulations of the Pill. 3 Category 2 RACGP Points can be awarded on completion of the forum. Recording length: 1...

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