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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How To Get An Abortion Pill In Sydney – Is It Right For You?

For women wanting to terminate a pregnancy in Sydney, there are a number of options available to them including a medical abortion, often referred to as the abortion pill or RU486. This differs to the surgical abortion method and instead the abortion generally occurs with a planned series of pills…

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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 in a historic parliamentary vote on the Queensland government’s plan to decriminalise the termination of pregnancy. What Do The New Laws Mean?…

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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 connected, it is a way for your medical records to be accessed quickly and securely online from any computer and device that has an internet connection.…

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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 festival last weekend. Health authorities provided Chlamydia testing for young people at Splendour in the Grass as part of the award-winning Down to Test…

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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 within 150 metres of hospitals or clinics that provide terminations, can now face punishment including fines and jail time. This abortion exclusion…

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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 polls now means the women of Ireland will have the right to legally terminate their pregnancy up until the 12-week mark; something they have previously…

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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 available as a two-dose schedule and replaces the old three-dose quadrivalent vaccine. Parents of girls and boys in the 12-13 age bracket will now be able to…

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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 women to travel interstate to receive surgical abortions. After the recent closure of an abortion clinic, the funds will help build a stand-alone…

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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 (HPV), the virus responsible for over 99 percent of cervical cancers. Cervical cancer is the number one killer of women in the world, with more than 800…

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