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...
Updated fact sheet on Fertility Awareness Methods (FAMs)
SHINE SA, May 2019 We have recently updated our fact sheet on Fertility Awareness Methods (FAMs). There has been a rise in popularity of period tracking and fertility tracking apps, used for ‘calendar-based’ fertility awareness methods. FAMs are methods where people become aware of the signs of fertility and learn to detect when they are most likely to become pregnant. These methods rely on the...
Efficacy of Contraceptive Methods chart – new edition 2019
Family Planning Alliance Australia, 2019
How effective is each contraceptive method? This revised chart compares methods of contraception for their efficacy.
The figures have been derived by expert consensus using results from a variety of studies, selecting figures from studies which appear to be most comparable to Australian conditions.
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Birth control: Natural methods of contraception on the rise in Australia
ABC, 22nd July 2017 Despite the messaging around safe sex and unwanted pregnancies that dominates our discussion of sexual health, a growing number of Australians are opting to risk it. A recent study out of Monash University suggests the use of so-called natural contraception methods, like withdrawal and fertility awareness, are making a comeback. Sara Holton, a research fellow at Monash and co...
Contraception for women living with violence
Children by Choice, Last modified on: 22 May 2017 Contraceptive use is often compromised for women living with violence. Contraceptive options that are safe and appropriate for one woman may not work for another. If you’re working with women experiencing violence, it’s important to explore each woman’s unique circumstances and draw on her own knowledge to assess the degree of comfort...
Withdrawal method linked to condom, pregnancy perceptions
Reuters, Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:13pm EST
Up to 17 percent of young adults in the U.S. may be using “withdrawal” to prevent pregnancy, although not necessarily relying just on that method, a new study finds.
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