Liberals betrayal on access to safe reproductive health continues

The Gutwein government’s dangerous ideology on reproductive health has seen access to safe terminations continue to be denied to Tasmanian women. Shadow Health Minister Dr Bastian Seidel said the Liberals had promised to deliver access to terminations three years ago but had utterly failed and continued to release only confusing information for Tasmanian women. “Two Health Ministers and three years ago, the Liberals promised to … Continue reading Liberals betrayal on access to safe reproductive health continues

Provision for abortion delayed in Australian state

Hobart, Australia, Oct 3, 2018 / 14:23 pm Government authorities in the Australian state of Tasmania have promised that low-cost surgical abortion will be provided starting in October, but general practitioners and the state’s Women’s Legal Service say they have not been provided any information on who the provider will be and how abortions will be delivered, according to local media reports. The state’s only … Continue reading Provision for abortion delayed in Australian state

Tasmanian health providers still in the dark about state’s new abortion service

Tasmania’s GPs and the Women’s Legal Service say they have not yet been given any information about a new low-cost surgical termination provider in the state, despite government promises that the service would begin in October. The state’s only low-cost abortion clinic closed at the end of last year and some women have since been forced to fly interstate for the procedure. In July the Government announced … Continue reading Tasmanian health providers still in the dark about state’s new abortion service

Tasmanian abortion services: Surgical terminations at the Royal Hobart Hospital only available to women where medically required

THE Government says its policy on abortion hasn’t changed, with surgical terminations at the Royal Hobart Hospital only available to women where it’s “medically required”. Women seeking publically funded surgical abortions have had to travel interstate following the closure of the state’s last abortion clinic in Hobart on New Year’s Eve. In January, the State Government extended its patient travel assistance scheme to women referred … Continue reading Tasmanian abortion services: Surgical terminations at the Royal Hobart Hospital only available to women where medically required

Plan to tackle endometriosis top of list at COAG health ministers meeting

A plan is being drawn up by federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to tackle endometriosis, a chronic, painful condition suffered by 700,000 women nationally. Mr Hunt will place a draft national action plan on endometriosis front and centre at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting of health ministers on Friday in Sydney. It is understood he will be seeking the support of all state and … Continue reading Plan to tackle endometriosis top of list at COAG health ministers meeting

Calls for greater access to safe abortion in Tasmania following private abortion clinic closure in Hobart

Tasmania’s primary private abortion clinic is closing its doors due to decreased demand, sparking concerns that women seeking a surgical abortion will be forced to travel interstate. Specialist Gynaecology Centres owner Dr Paul Hyland said the combined effects of increased access to contraception and medical abortion through online self-referral providers such as the Tabbot Foundation, and rising costs, had caused the decision to close his clinic in Hobart. It … Continue reading Calls for greater access to safe abortion in Tasmania following private abortion clinic closure in Hobart

This MP Is Trying To Ban A Contraceptive Pill That Gave His Daughter A 64cm Blood Clot

A federal MP has called for a contraceptive pill known as Diane-35 to be banned in Australia, claiming it caused a blood clot that nearly killed his 20-year-old daughter. He says that since he shared his daughter’s story, he’s been “deluged with horror stories” from other women, who were similarly unaware of the medication’s potentially life-threatening risks. Speaking in Parliament last night, MP for Bruce Julian Hill … Continue reading This MP Is Trying To Ban A Contraceptive Pill That Gave His Daughter A 64cm Blood Clot

This Contraceptive Pill Could Be Banned In Australia After A Politician’s Daughter Almost Died

“I have no hesitation in saying there are women in Australia who needlessly die or are harmed due to this drug.” Australia’s peak body for GPs has backed calls from federal Labor MP Julian Hill to ban the anti-acne and contraceptive pill which he says almost killed his daughter. “Nearly a year ago a 64cm blood clot almost killed my healthy 20-year-old daughter, Elanor, after … Continue reading This Contraceptive Pill Could Be Banned In Australia After A Politician’s Daughter Almost Died

Why male GPs are opting out of performing Pap smears.

More and more male general practitioners are opting out of performing Pap smears and inserting IUDs as the number of female GPs is on the rise. According to the West Australian, several Perth women raised concerns after they were advised that their regular male GP no longer did Pap smears and they should see a female doctor at the same practice instead. One woman said her clinic told her most female patients preferred … Continue reading Why male GPs are opting out of performing Pap smears.