Nurse-led insertions of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) could increase affordability and access to contraception for Australian women, new research from Family Planning NSW shows.

Women suffering from bacterial vaginosis could find relief from the debilitating infection with a new trial that will look to improve cure rates by also treating male sexual partners of affected women with a new treatment option.

The NSW Pro-Choice Alliance has welcomed the adoption of the Abortion Reform Bill 2019 which finally ends 119-year-old laws that criminalised women for seeking abortions.

Alliance Chair Wendy McCarthy said the change was a victory for NSW women who were the last in Australia to have abortion laws reformed.

EACH week 29 NSW women are forced to travel interstate to have an abortion as appropriate care is not available in their home state. NSW Pro-Choice Alliance Chair Wendy McCarthy said this migration of patients was an appalling reality that saw women forced to endure extra costs, travel and isolation.

PROMINENT NSW citizens have come out in support of abortion decriminalisation - signing on to publicly support the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill before it returns to the NSW Upper House next Tuesday.

THE NSW Pro-Choice Alliance - the peak campaign body for abortion decriminalisation in NSW, representing over 70 health, legal and community organisations - has announced its firm opposition to proposed amendments by cross-bench MLCs to the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill.

In June high school student Bella Ziade mobilised hundreds of Sydneysiders to protest NSW's restrictive anti-abortion laws amid fears US-style wind backs on reproductive health could be headed home. Today, she has thrown her support behind the NSW Pro-Choice Alliance rally in Sydney, this Saturday.

New poll shows overwhelming support for abortion law reform, opposition to religious interference.

The vast majority of NSW residents - including 71% of Liberal Party voters - want to see abortion decriminalised, and more than 80% of voters agree people’s religious views shouldn’t impact access to abortion, new polling shows.

The NSW Pro-Choice Alliance has slammed reports the Legislative Council will not vote on the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 this week and will instead delay the vote until September.

Chair of the Alliance, Wendy McCarthy AO said the delay was a galling back down moments after receipt of the Legislative Council's Standing Committee on Social Issues report which had recommended the Legislative Council consider the bill.

THE NSW Pro-Choice Alliance - the peak campaign for abortion decriminalisation in NSW, representing over 70 health, legal and community organisations, has announced their firm opposition to proposed amendments to the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill.

FAMILY Planning NSW CEO Ann Brassil said amendments to the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 were an attack on women and their health care and would have devastating consequences for the most vulnerable in our community.

THE NSW Pro-Choice Alliance has condemned moves by a small number of NSW Members of Parliament to delay tabling of the historic Reproductive Healthcare Reform Bill 2019 which has cross-party support and more co-sponsors than any other piece of legislation in the history of the NSW Parliament.

A cross-party bill aiming to decriminalise abortion in NSW has been lauded by NSW Pro-Choice Alliance campaign manager Sinead Canning.

"With support from across parliament for this historic reform, we have the chance to remove abortion from the Crimes Act and finally move our state into the 21st Century.

MOVES to end the 119-year criminalisation of abortion in NSW have been welcomed by the NSW Pro-Choice Alliance.

Family Planning NSW is conducting a study to better understand women's views about the female condom. Family Planning NSW Medical Director Dr Deborah Bateson said the study would provide important information that would help grow our understanding about preferences and user experiences with the female condom, which can be used both for contraception and to prevent sexually tranmitted infections.

Moves to amend the NSW Crimes Act 1900 to give legal personhood to a foetus are unnecessary and present a real risk to women's reproductive rights by opening the possibility of serious criminal prosecution for women who have an abortion.

Peak bodies including Family Planning NSW, Women's Health NSW, the Law Society of New South Wales, Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia and the New South Wales Bar Association are among expert organisations that have formally opposed the Private Members Bill (Zoe's Law) proposing changes to the Crimes Act 1900.

Family Planning NSW Medical Director Dr Deborah Bateson has co-authored Pre-conception care: an important yet underutilised preventative care strategy in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Parental health prior to conception is increasingly recognised as being important for the health of future generations and there are nine key focus areas, Dr Bateson said.

The Outing Disability exhibition is now in its fifth year and it continues to proudly attack the myths and multiple discriminations lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people with a disability can face. This year, with six new participants, the exhibition explores the emerging themes of mental health, disability and identity.

The project is led by Family Planning NSW, and developed with photographer Belinda Mason with support from Inner West Council.

Family Planning NSW has launched eight short videos that aim to break down concerns about accessing reproductive and sexual health care within the multicultural community.

Launched at Fairfield Community Hall today, the videos tell true stories of clients from across south west Sydney, who have used Family Planning NSW services for their own reproductive and sexual health needs.

The use of testosterone replacement therapy has been increasing in Australia, and around the world, since 2000 and new research from Family Planning NSW suggests older men, living in cities may be accessing the therapy outside recommended guidelines.

Testosterone replacement therapy has been shown to be beneficial for men with extremely low testosterone but there is little evidence that it has benefits for other men who have low testosterone due to ageing.


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