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.