Reproductive health



Briefing paper

Preconception health and care: policy brief

Good health prior to pregnancy leads to better birth outcomes, improves the short- and long-term health of children and families and can reduce health inequities. Preconception care (PCC) involves the provision of counselling and education about the changes people can make to their health and...
Briefing paper

Sexual and reproductive health

Gippsland PHN has published this issues paper on sexual and reproductive health data and services and supports across Gippsland.
Report

Sexual and reproductive health and rights and the Sustainable Development Goals

This report identifies eight overarching sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) strategies for Australia and the Pacific to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Report

A theory of change in sexual and reproductive health for Victorian women

The document outlines a Theory of Change (ToC). It was primarily developed to guide the collective and individual work of the Women's Health Services (WHS) and to track progress towards the vision for the rights of all Victorian women to optimal sexual and reproductive health...
Briefing paper

Abortion law and the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

​This Issues Backgrounder compares abortion law in all Australian States and Territories as at 5 August 2019, including both the current NSW regime and that proposed in the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 (the Bill).
Journal article

How do health practitioners in a large Australian public hospital identify and respond to reproductive abuse? A qualitative study

Reproductive abuse is defined as a deliberate attempt to control or interfere with a woman’s reproductive choices. There is a dearth of research on reproductive abuse, particularly qualitative research. This study aims to address this gap by exploring how health practitioners in a large Australian...
Policy report

Policy briefs from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

This major report provides policy briefs on major topics for women’s health and wellbeing. It draws on an array of ALSWH research work undertaken over the past decade that has been published with peer review and that provides sufficient evidence to warrant a series of...
Guide

Women and young persons with disabilities

This resource provides practical and concrete guidance on the provision of inclusive and accessible services related to gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights for women and young persons with disabilities.
Strategy

Action for equity: a sexual and reproductive health plan for Melbourne’s west 2018-2022

This document is a four year sexual and reproductive health promotion strategy for the western region of Melbourne. It incorporates primary prevention initiatives that work to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for the community by redressing the social, cultural and economic drivers of sexual...
Report

Sexual and reproductive health of migrant and refugee women

This resource looks at how sexual and reproductive health is experienced and understood by recent migrant and refugee women.
Report

Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2010

Use of assisted reproductive technology treatment cycles There were 61,774 assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycles performed in Australia and New Zealand in 2010 (56,489 and 5,285 respectively), representing decreases of 13.4% for Australia and 1% for New Zealand from the previous year. The substantial...
Report

Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2009

This is the fifteenth annual report on the use of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in Australia and New Zealand. The report presents data on ART treatment and donor insemination cycles undertaken in 2009, and the resulting pregnancies and baby outcomes. Use of ART treatment cycles...
Report

Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2008

In 2008, there were 61,929 assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycles undertaken in Australia and New Zealand. Of these cycles, 17.2% resulted in a live delivery (the birth of at least one liveborn baby). In total, 11,528 liveborn babies were born following ART treatment undertaken...
Report

Reproductive health: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

Drawing on a major survey of Australian women conducted over time, this report examines contraception, women’s aspirations for motherhood, reproductive histories, problems with fertility and related treatment and advice-seeking behaviour, maternal health and wellbeing, and participation in the paid workforce.
Report

Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2007

This is the thirteenth annual report on the use of ART in Australia and New Zealand, and presents data on women who underwent ART treatments in 2007, and the resulting pregnancies and baby outcomes. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) — such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF)...
Report

Review of Reproductive Health Project between the GoPNG, UNFPA and GoNZ

This review was originally scheduled for November 2008, close to the end of a three year USD$2 million support through UNFPA to strengthen reproductive health in Papua New Guinea.
Literature review

Women's sexual and reproductive health: a literature review

This review looks at women’s sexual health and sexuality as dynamic and changing throughout life. It identifies some of the social aspects of sexual health and sexuality that impact on and influence women and men’s behaviours.
Report

RU486 for Australia?

Luke Buckmaster provides a brief overview of RU486 and its use in medical abortion, an explanation of its current legislative status in Australia, and a brief analysis of the current debate about overturning legislative restrictions on RU486 and similar abortion drugs in Australia introduced at...
Report

Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and New Zealand 2002

This report presents data on all assisted reproductive technology treatments that took place in 2002 and their resulting pregnancies and births. The Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD) permits the linkage of treatment cycles to pregnancies and births and, thus, allows the description...
Conference paper

A project-based approach to improving services in reproductive and sexual health in rural areas

In 2001, FPA Health, whose primary goal is to improve access to a range of reproductive and sexual health services for regional, rural and remote areas in New South Wales, conducted a reproductive and sexual health needs assessment of the Macquarie area. Community consultations were...