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Accessing pharmacotherapy (opioid replacement therapy) during COVID-19

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Alcohol and Drug Foundation (Australia), April 27th 2020 There are now new challenges for people who access opioid replacement therapy (ORT) due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Many may be experiencing anxiety and fear due to COVID-19 and trying to reduce and mitigate these feelings is vital. In most cases, people who are on ORT are required to visit their health clinic or pharmacy on a...

Disability Support Toolkit for frontline workers – violence and abuse

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1800RESPECT, March 2020 The Disability Support Toolkit has resources for front line workers supporting people with disability who have been impacted by violence and abuse. People with disability are 1.8 times more likely to experience violence and abuse, including more varied forms of abuse. (Source: AIHW Report 2019.) They are also less likely, and take longer to reach out for support. This...

Study: Abortion Pills Ordered Online Were Safe, But None Came With Instructions

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Rewire, Oct 10, 2017 New research shows that you can buy effective abortion pills online. This is a groundbreaking finding given that cost, travel, and onerous abortion restrictions often make in-clinic, first-trimester abortions inaccessible. In the study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Contraception, researchers ordered abortion pills from 20 websites, none of which required a...

New Study Finds Abortion Restrictions Like Mandatory Waiting Periods, Counseling Don’t Work as Intended

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rewire news, May 2, 2017
In a new study, researchers discovered that abortion restrictions like mandatory waiting periods and forced counseling often don’t affect a patient’s certainty about having an abortion. In some cases, such sessions even increase their confidence in their decision to have an abortion.

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