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Do hormones influence cholesterol levels after menopause?

Publisher: Monash University Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences 2013

Status – CURRENT

The main risk factors for heart attacks in women are elevated cholesterol, abdominal obesity and diabetes. Hormones (estrogen and testosterone) have been implicated as being protective against heart disease in women in some studies, and contributing to risk in others. Therefore we asked the question: are hormone levels in postmenopausal women related to an increase in risk of diabetes or elevated blood cholesterol and fats.

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A health system that supports contraceptive choice

Publisher: Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, 2016

Status – CURRENT

The report by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, which was funded by MSD  in Australia, states that inadequate Medicare rebates are one of the key reasons women are not offered more effective and less user-dependent methods of contraception.  The  report identifies unplanned pregnancy as “a key health issue for women in Australia”. It calls for increased Medicare  funding for contraception services, including the extension of Medicare items to include nurses working in GP clinics who insert and remove different types of long-acting reversible  contraceptive devices.

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Australian abortion law and practice

Published: Children By Choice Association Inc., 2014

Status – CURRENT

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Dehumanised -The Forced Sterilisation of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Australia

Publisher: Women With Disabilities Australia, 2013

Status – CURRENT

Recommendations to the Senate Enquiry into the forced sterilisation of women,

National Gynaecological Cancers Service Delivery and Resource Framework

Publisher: Cancer Australia and the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 2011

Status – CURRENT

Developed with extensive stakeholder consultation, this framework provides a way forward for future service development to enhance access to optimal multidisciplinary care for all Australian women with or at risk of a gynaecological cancer.

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Women and abortion : Issues Paper

Published: Women’s Health Victoria, 2010 – (Women’s Health Issues Paper; 6)

Status – CURRENT

Covers: surgical and medical abortion, late-term abortion, number of abortions, current legal context, access to abortion, attitudes to abortion, abortion myths, current issues in Victoria, and good practice in abortion service provision. Although abortion is now legalised in Victoria, there remain ongoing issues relating to the ability of women to access services. Measures are needed to improve access to termination services, raise awareness about the options available to women, and initiatives that address unintended pregnancy.

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A Decade After Cairo Women’s Health in a Free Women’s Health in a Free Market Economy Market Economy

Publisher: The Corner House and Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights, 2004

Status – CURRENT

This briefing first summarises the actions of several women’s groups to influence the outcome of the 1994 UN International Conference on Population and Development and evaluates with hindsight some of the successes and failures of the Programme of Action. It goes on to assess four processes that affect women’s reproductive and sexual rights and health: • The decline and collapse in health services in many countries and their consequences for women’s access to reproductive health services; • The negative impacts of neo-liberal economic policies on women’s health generally; • The restriction of women’s rights due to such policies in combination with religious fundamentalisms; and • The assault on women’s reproductive and sexual health due to development policies underpinned by neo-Malthusianism.

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