COLPOSCOPY REFERRALS TRIPLE WITH IMPROVED CERVICAL SCREENING

Australian doctors are reporting a dramatic increase in colposcopy referrals, the numbers of which are swamping the public health system. Many of these women are now being forced to either face long waiting periods for the public health system or opt to go private to be seen sooner. Colposcopy is a…

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Legal Abortion

PUSH TO OVERTURN “GREY AREA” IN NSW ABORTION LAWS HAS BEEN PASSED

In extremely encouraging news to date, the push to overturn the “grey area” in abortion laws in NSW has been passed in the NSW State Parlaiment Lower House. The historic bill, which aims to decriminalise abortion in NSW to bring the state into line with abortion law in Queensland and Victoria, was…

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ABORTION ADVERTISEMENTS PULLED FROM GOOGLE – WITHOUT EXPLANATION

In June 2019, Google removed paid advertisements relating to abortion in Australia – without any explanation for doing so. As such, paid ads for Australian abortion clinics on Google were blocked for more than a week. Like other businesses, including those operating in the health and medical…

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Canada Pledges USD $1 Billion To Improve Women’s Health In Developing Countries

The USA has, under the government of President Donald Trump, withdrawn from funding programs that support and promote women’s health and access to legal abortion in developing countries. In light of the current climate within many US states regarding abortion, this comes as no surprise. While we…

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American Abortion Laws - Judge's Gavel

American Abortion Laws

American abortion laws have been prominent in the news recently, and for all the wrong reasons. Thanks to right-wing, ultra-conservative extremist-Christian leadership in Alabama, the state (with all legislative voters being men, with a single exception) unanimously approved legislation in May…

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Abortions in Public Hospitals - Does it add up?

Abortions in Public Hospitals… Does It Add Up?

In March 2019, we published an article relating to the promise made by the Labor Party around abortions in public hospitals. In this promise, if they win government on May 18, they intend to make abortion services widely available in Public Hospitals throughout Australia, both in major cities and…

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My Health Record laws have changed

My Health Record laws have changed

In important news and a great step forward for all Australians, the Australian Parliament implemented crucial changes to My Health Record laws as from February 4, 2019. These new laws promise Australians aged between fourteen and seventeen years much stronger privacy protections, which is of…

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Safe Access Zones for Abortion Clinics

High Court Finding: “Safe Access Zones” For Abortion Clinics Are Constitutionally Valid

In what comes as very positive news for Australian women, The High Court has rejected a claim on the rights to protest outside abortion clinics by anti-abortion advocates. The decision of the High Court serves to reinforce the validity of NSW’s safe access zone laws, which were enacted in 2018, and…

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Labor Election Promise for Abortion Services

Labor Election Promise – Abortion Services

It has been announced, in news released in Australia on March 6, that the Labor government has made a pre-election promise to deliver enhanced, tangible support of abortion services for women in public hospitals throughout the country. As part of its National Sexual and Reproductive Health…

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Everything You Need to Know About LARCs

When it comes to finding a contraceptive solution, long acting reversible contraception, also known as LARCs, have not been high on the hit list for women of Australia. In fact, medical literature praises LARCs as the most effective form of contraception, yet interestingly enough only 11% of women…

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