Women's health

Policy report

Policy brief: Women’s mental health in the context of COVID 19 and recommendations for action

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.
Journal article

Lessons from the renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program in Australia

Australia was one of the frst countries to make the transition from cytology-based to HPV-based cervical screening.This analysis of the national program’s transition to a new model looks at the lessons learnt that can provide valuable insights to other settings.

Female-friendly public and community toilets: a guide for planners and decision makers

This guide is designed for use primarily by local authorities in urban areas with responsibility for public and community toilets. It explains the need for female-friendly toilets, how to design them, and how to increase gender sensitivity in town planning on sanitation.
Journal article

Ethnic‐specific suggestions for physical activity based on existing recreational physical activity preferences of New Zealand women

This research examined recreational physical activities of New Zealand women, in an attempt to develop ethnic‐specific suggestions encouraging physical activity (PA) participation as a targeted approach to reduce obesity rates.

Cervical screening in Australia 2019

This is the last monitoring report (to 30 June 2017) for the previous ‘pap test-based’ National Cervical Screening Program, which ceased on 30 November 2017.

Physical activity during pregnancy 2011–12

Currently, little is known about what types of physical activity pregnant women undertake in Australia. This short report investigates the types and amount of physical activity undertaken by women during pregnancy, with comparisons made between pregnant and non-pregnant women of the same age, and against...
Journal article

‘I’d like to think you could trust the government, but I don’t really think we can’: Australian women’s attitudes to and experiences of My Health Record

In this article, Deborah Lupton discusses findings from a larger qualitative project, Australian Women and Digital Health Project. This study sought to investigate Australian women’s experiences with digital health technologies, with a focus on My Health Record.

State of world population 2019

This report considers the gains made in women's sexual and reproductive health and rights since the establishment of the Population Fund in 1969.

National women’s health strategy 2020–2030

This strategy, developed following a consultative process, aims to drive continuing improvement in the health and wellbeing of all women in Australia, particularly those at greatest risk of poor health.

Women in contact with the Sydney LGBTQ communities: report of the SWASH Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Survey 2014, 2016, 2018

The Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey (SWASH) is a comprehensive biennial snapshot of the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ women covering issues including sexual and gender identity, sexual health, mental health, cancer screening behaviours and more.