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Family Planning NSW will move from its Ashfield clinic to a new state-of-the-art centre of reproductive and sexual health excellence in Newington. The move will bring essential research, education, and patient care closer to priority groups around Parramatta.

Extending self-collection options for cervical screening is a "game changer" which will improve access to care and reduce the risk of missed tests as Australia pushes toward cervical cancer elimination, Family Planning NSW Medical Director Dr Deborah Bateson said. We welcome news from the Australian Government that all people eligible for a cervical screening test will have the option of self-collection from 1 July 2022.

Family Planning NSW will screen patients for reproductive coercion after a 2019 pilot program revealed that 127 women had experienced the abuse. Reproductive coercion is increasingly recognised by researchers and advocates as a form of violence and an abuse of a person's right to govern their body without fear or manipulation.

Researchers from Family Planning NSW and the University of Sydney have confirmed that telehealth was well accepted by Family Planning NSW patients and health practitioners, with benefits including improved efficiency and access to services. Patients aged under 19, students, and those who were English-speaking were more likely to access telehealth services compared to face-to-face services.

A new Family Planning NSW report tracks induced abortion across Australia, laying a foundation for health systems to better understand and respond to the medical needs of the community.

Induced Abortion in Australia 2000-2020 updates information last reported in 2013 and is the first report since the decriminalisation of abortion in NSW and QLD and since significant legislative changes in ...

People needing reproductive and sexual health services or pregnancy counselling can access a range of treatment options through telehealth with Medicare rebates re-instated for Family Planning NSW patients in the June 2021 Budget.

Australia must develop a national comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) curriculum and invest in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a new report from Family Planning NSW.

Family Planning NSW has welcomed last night’s budget announcement extending telehealth access for patients seeking telehealth appointments for pregnancy counselling and sexual and reproductive healthcare.

The Planet Puberty website provides parents and carers with a range of inclusive and accessible digital resources, including factsheets, videos and useful books. These resources cover everything a child needs to know as they go through puberty, including information about body changes, hygiene, periods, emotions and relationships.

NSW doctors, nurses and midwives would benefit from further training on the National Cervical Screening Program, according to new research from Family Planning NSW.

Today, the Minderoo Foundation together with NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cervical Cancer Control (C4) announced a first-of-its-kind humanitarian and research effort to eliminate cervical cancer in the Western Pacific.

Family Planning NSW has published the results of their exploratory study, 'Views and experiences of the female condom in Australia', which found that while use of the female condom in Australia is low, once provided with a female condom, many women would consider using it again.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Hunter region will have greater access to reproductive and sexual health services thanks to a new partnership between Family Planning NSW and Awabakal Health Ltd.

Family Planning NSW is expanding the availability of reproductive and sexual health services in central western NSW with the announcement of a new outreach clinic in Nyngan.

Family Planning NSW has partnered with Clinic 66 to bring a bulk-billed vasectomy clinic to Dubbo on November 19 and 20.

Ahead of World Contraception Day on Saturday September 26th, Family Planning NSW has published a new report looking at current contraception trends in Australia.

New research from Family Planning NSW has confirmed nurses are well placed to perform contraceptive implant procedures, and this would have a positive impact on clinical service delivery and increase contraception access.

Establishing new ways of caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic was crucial to ensuring access to essential healthcare, such as contraception. However, new restrictions limiting Australia's telehealth Medicare rebate system leave the nation at risk of failing to meet the healthcare needs of the population as the pandemic continues.

Family Planning NSW's Reproductive and Sexual Health: An Australian Clinical Practice Handbook 2020 delivers significant updates on overall approaches to reproductive and sexual healthcare as well as new information around the national cervical screening program, transgender care and abortion.

According to Teenage Pregnancy, published in the Australian Journal of General Practice, GPs have a key role in positively managing teenage pregnancies and promoting contraceptive options to prevent their occurence.

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