Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Publisher: Australian Women’s Health Network, 2012

Status – CURRENT

This paper advocates for a rights-based approach to ensuring all women can access comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care appropriate to their needs,regardless of their location, age, sexuality, financial status and religious and cultural background. It explores seven key areas through which good sexual and reproductive health for Australian women can be achieved. These are:promoting positive and respectful attitudes to sex and sexuality;developing women’s health literacy; increasing reproductive choice; facilitating women’s health throughout pregnancy and birth;expanding prevention and treatment of reproductive cancers and menstrual issues; improving prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs); and equipping the health workforce to better respond to women’s health needs.

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