Sexual and reproductive health information
It's time to get #EndoWise
Endometriosis, also known as 'endo', is a condition that is more common than diabetes or breast cancer – affecting one in 10 women of reproductive age worldwide – yet many people don't know what it is. It also takes, on average, 7-10 years for a woman to get a diagnosis of endo, from when she first visits a doctor about her symptoms.
Endometriosis is diverse condition and every woman with the condition has her own story to tell. In September 2018, Jean Hailes for Women’s Health launched the campaign #EndoWise. The aim of the campaign is to build awareness of this condition and offers a chance for the women of Australia who have endo, to tell their stories.
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(Posted Nov 2018)
AUSTRALIAN BREASTFEEDING ASSOCIATION https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is Australia’s largest breastfeeding information and support service. Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA help more than 80,000 mothers each year. ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies.
BREAST CANCER NETWORK AUSTRALIA https://www.bcna.org.au
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 100,000 members and 300 Member Groups.
BREASTFEEDING – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
*NEW FACTSHEET* (Posted July 2018)
Discrimination because of breastfeeding is against the law.
You are allowed to breastfeed in public places, such as shopping centres, restaurants, hotels, and public transport. The Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland has a new downloadable factsheet with full details.
BreastScreen Queensland has been providing Queensland women with quality breast cancer screening services for 20 years. They are the only nationally accredited breast cancer screening provider in Queensland offering free screening and assessment, to eligible women, using the latest digital mammography technology. For more information, or to book an appointment, call 13 20 50.
CHILDREN BY CHOICE www.childrenbychoice.org.au
Children by Choice offers pro-choice, all-options pregnancy counselling, information and referrals Queensland-wide, for women experiencing unplanned pregnancy.
ETHNIC COMMUNITIES COUNCIL OF QLD http://www.eccq.com.au
ECCQ has been funded by Queensland Health to engage with refugee and migrant communities to improve their awareness of communicable diseases, and reduce the risk factors which would result in higher infection rates.
GYNAECOLOGICAL AWARENESS INFORMATION NETWORK (GAIN) http://gain.org.au <
GAIN is an information service for women which brings together all gynaecological issues and raises awareness of the importance of knowing risks, symptoms and diseases of gynaecological health.
JEAN HAILES FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH www.jeanhailes.org.au Jean Hailes for Women’s Health was created to provide women with information, knowledge and clinical care to assist them to actively manage their own health and wellbeing throughout the whole of their life.
LABIA LIBRARY http://www.labialibrary.org.au/
Have you ever wondered "Is my vagina normal?" Lots of women have.
When people say vagina, what they’re often talking about is actually the labia. Labia are the lips or folds of skin that sit on either side of the vaginal opening. The Labia Library is about showing you that, just like any other part of the body, labia come in all shapes and sizes.
MOBILE WOMEN’S HEALTH SERVICE
The Mobile Women’s Health Service is made up of specially trained registered nurses based throughout Queensland who provide a free and confidential service for Queensland women. The service aims to improve the health and wellbeing of women in rural and remote areas of Queensland. It provides: cervical screening (Pap smears), breast care, sexual health screening; and also provides information and support on: family planning and contraception, menopause and hormone replacement, osteoporosis, bladder problems, period concerns, sexualilty concerns, puberty, domestic violence and sexual assault, healthy lifestyles including nutrition, weight and stress management.
NATIONAL LGBTI HEALTH ALLIANCE http://lgbtihealth.org.au/
The national peak health organisation in Australia for organisations and individuals that provide health-related programs, services and research focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people (LGBTI) and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities.
NATIONAL NETWORK OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV (Femfatales) http://napwha.org.au/networks-members/femfatales
Femfatales is an advisory group, constituted to provide collaboration between those involved in policy and advocacy work for women living with HIV in Australia.
PREGNANCY, BIRTH AND BABY http://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/
Supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool. Get the guidance and reassurance you need about developmental and behavioural concerns or talk to our counsellors for emotional support.
PRO CHOICE QUEENSLAND https://prochoiceqld.org.au/
A grassroots group of organisations and individuals campaigning for the removal of abortion from Queensland’s Criminal Code.
QUEENSLAND POSITIVE PEOPLE http://www.qpp.org.au/
QPP is a peer-based advocacy organisation which is committed to actively promoting self-determination and empowerment for all people living with HIV throughout Queensland.
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN & NZ COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNAECOLOGISTS www.ranzcog.edu.au
Includes a host of information and resources for women and practitioners.
SEXUAL HEALTH INFORMATION NETWORKING AND EDUCATION SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SHINE SA) www.shinesa.org.au
SHine SA is the lead sexual health agency in South Australia working in partnership with government, health, education and community agencies and communities to improve the sexual health and well-being of South Australians. Site includes information about sexual health and well-being.
TRIPLE P: Positive Parenting Program http://www.qld.gov.au/community/caring-child/positive-parenting/
Parenting can be hard work; it’s okay to ask for help and free help is available. Triple P - Positive Parenting Program is a world-renowned program that helps make raising children and teenagers easier. It is available free of charge and on a voluntary basis to all Queensland parents and carers of children up to 16 years.
TRUE (Formerly FAMILY PLANNING Queensland) http://www.true.org.au/
True provides specialist reproductive health services for women across Queensland, and is a leading provider of high-quality training for professionals.
WOMEN’S HEALTH QUEENSLAND WIDE www.womhealth.org.au
Women’s Health Queensland Wide (Women’s Health) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals throughout Queensland.