Abortion Legalised in Queensland

As of October 17th, 2018, abortion in Queensland is no longer a crime. Longstanding laws which made abortion illegal in Queensland have been scrapped…


My Health Record

You have most likely heard about My Health Record recently in the news or from your local doctor. In a society that is ever more technologically…


Young people were asked to take STI test in exchange for entry to VIP area at Splendour in the Grass

SPLENDOUR in the Grass revellers were asked to take a sexually transmitted infection (STI) test, in exchange for entry into a VIP area at the…


NSW Abortion Exclusion Zone Bill Passed

On June 8 this year, a New South Wales abortion clinic ‘safe zone’ bill passed the Lower House, meaning protesters who intimidate or harass people…


Ireland Abortion

Ireland Abortion Legalised After Referendum

On May 25 Ireland abortion laws lifted their 35-year ban through a controversial and successful abortion referendum. The majority ‘yes’ vote at the…


Understanding the new HPV vaccine

The new HPV vaccine is available in Australia as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The new nonavalent human papillomavirus is…


Tasmanian Abortion Clinics

Federal Labor has pledged $1 million towards funding a public abortion clinic. The move follows the closure of a Tasmanian abortion clinic, forcing…


Changes to Pap Smear Testing

There’s good news for women as the biennial pap smear is being phased out in favour of a new test capable of detecting the Human Papillomavirus…


Irregular Bleeding on Contraception - Gynaecology Centres Australia

Management of Irregular Bleeding in Women on Contraception

While it’s quite normal for many women to experience menstrual bleeding when they have reached the end of a packet of birth control pills or other…


Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives - Gynaecology Centres Australia

Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs)

Condoms and the birth control pill are the most widely used forms of contraception, but not completely reliable. Pills can be forgotten, and condoms…