The 2020 Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey is the sixth annual survey implemented nationally by the organisation to better understand the health experiences, needs and behaviours of women living in Australia.
The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) is one of Australia’s three population-based cancer screening programs. This is the second report to monitor the National Cervical Screening Program since it introduced 5-yearly HPV tests in 2017.
The number of women in Australia’s prisons is growing and it is becoming increasingly important to understand the health and wellbeing needs of the female prison population. This report shows that women entering prison often come from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a history of substance use...
Breastfeeding is a normal biological process and protects the health and well-being of mothers and babies. Yet breastfeeding continues to be undervalued by society, and in Australia women face multiple barriers to breastfeeding in the home, community, health care system and workforce. The Baby Friendly...
This policy brief summarises the evidence for the impact of COVID-19 on women's mental health, and makes recommendations for government actions to better support women’s mental health during the COVID-19 response and recovery.
This is the first report to monitor the National Cervical Screening Program since it introduced 5-yearly HPV tests in 2017. In 2018, among women aged 25–74, 1,795,395 had an HPV test, and 9% of all screening HPV tests performed were positive for HPV types that...
Menstrual health and hygiene among Indigenous Australian girls and women: barriers and opportunities
This article provides perspectives on the challenges of menstrual health and hygiene (MHH) for Indigenous Australian girls and women in urban, rural and remote communities.
This report proposes an approach to ensure that the extensive capacities of the U.S. government in the areas of maternal health, reproductive health, family planning, and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response are no longer left on the sidelines in crisis response and recovery.
The Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey is an annual snapshot of the current health behaviours, knowledge and information needs of women living in Australia. Bringing to light findings that indicate specific gaps can help guide providers of health services and information for women in Australia...