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SHINE SA Forum: Medication Abortion in Primary Care

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SHINE SA, October 2022 This forum will look at the impact of recent changes to the decriminalisation of abortion in South Australia for clinicians. Presented by Dr Tessa Moody, this forum will discuss access to medical and surgical abortion and how to integrate this service within general practice. We will also discuss the follow up processes including contraception provision. Dr Tessa Moody is a...

Webinar: Supporting Primary Health Care Clinicians in SA in the Provision of Medical Abortion

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SPHERE: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care, October 2022 The primary objective of the webinar is to provide general practitioners, practice nurses and community pharmacists with the support required to initiate EMA services in their area. This will be undertaken by providing an overview of: • the context of South Australian legislation...

Syphilis Is Still Out There: What Clinicians Need to Know

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SHINE SA, Posted on November 25, 2021 An ongoing infectious syphilis outbreak has spread across Australia’s states and territories leading to an endemic level in some areas. The outbreak was first reported among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in rural and remote northern Australia in 2011. Clinicians are now encouraged to have a high clinical suspicion for syphilis in all population...

SHINE SA Welcomes Australia-Wide Ban on Harassment Outside Abortion Clinics

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SHINE SA, 12.08.21 SHINE SA welcomes the latest legislation in Western Australia that protects the safety and privacy of people seeking reproductive healthcare. WA is the final state in Australia to place these protections. In November 2020, South Australia passed similar legislation know as the ‘Safe Access Zones’ bill. This bill ensures people seeking abortions and those that provide them can...

Can hepatitis C be transmitted to a foetus?

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Medical News Today,  Medically reviewed by Carolyn Kay M.D. & Written by Zia Sherrell MPH, May 13, 2021 The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can transmit to a fetus during pregnancy, but the risk of this happening is low. And if the transmission occurs, the baby’s immune system may clear the virus on its own. If the baby’s immune system does not clear the virus, there are safe and effective treatments...

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...

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