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Updated Pregnancy Choices Training in July

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SHINE SA, May 2018 SHINE SA’s Pregnancy Choices training for has been updated and is running in July. This 2-day course defines and explains all the options available to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It is open to nurses, midwives, doctors, counsellors, community health workers, school counsellors, youth workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, and any professional who encounters...

How to redesign the vaginal speculum

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Guardian, Tue 24 Apr 2018 02.23 AEST Cervical screening is at its lowest rate in 19 years. The Jade Goody effect, named for the increase in women attending screening after the reality TV star died of the disease in 2009, has disappeared. In 2015 and 2016, only 72.7% of eligible women went to a screening when invited. That doesn’t sound too bad, but it means 1.2 million women didn’t attend. What...

ALHR: Government must do more to protect reproductive health rights

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Lawyers Weekly, 22 March 2018 The leading advocacy group for human rights law in Australia has called on the federal government to better ensure the country is meeting its international obligations to protect women and girls when it comes to processes such as abortion.  Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) spoke earlier this week in response to comments from Nationals MP George Christensen...

We are ignoring the sex lives of women in rural Australia and they are paying the price

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SMH, 11 March 2018 — 2:59 pm Every day rural women, particularly adolescent girls, face considerable barriers to seeking family planning services like contraception and safe abortions, STD treatment, and gynaecology appointments. The consequences of inaccessibility are evident in the numbers: teenage pregnancy is declining in Australia overall, but is still disproportionately high in regional...

Clinical Practice Guidelines: Pregnancy Care (2018 Edition)

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Australian Government Department of Health, February 2018 Modules 1 and 2 of the Antenatal Care Guidelines have now been combined and updated to form a single set of consolidated guidelines that were renamed Pregnancy Care Guidelines and publicly released in February 2018.  The Pregnancy Care Guidelines are designed to support Australian maternity services to provide high-quality, evidence-based...

Serving up inequality: How sex and gender impact women’s relationship with food

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Women’s Health Victoria, September 2017 This issues paper explores various aspects of women’s health relating to food. These include the impacts of nutritional deficiency, the links between nutrition and chronic disease and women’s food-related behaviours. Gender itself is a key structural determinant of women’s health and inequality, playing out in women’s roles in relation to food, in...

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