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Traumatic toilet birth

Lauren Green’s son made an unconventional entrance to the world – into a toilet. Lauren can see the funny side seven years on, but the...

Centering childbirth coping strategies back to women

A La Trobe University study is hoping to challenge traditional categorisations of coping strategies in a bid to promote autonomy and create empowering childbirth...

Supporting women through birth trauma

In the halls of the Royal Women's Hospital, a specialist team of seasoned midwives stands out for its unique initiative in supporting women who...

From trauma to triumph: The journey through birth trauma

Thirteen years ago, Leanne Murphy’s life was irrevocably changed by a traumatic birth experience that left her battling with severe physical, emotional, and financial...

Women’s health issues must be a priority: GPs

GPs are calling for greater action to better address women’s health issues. It follows the release of the Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) guidelines...

A mum’s worst nightmare

Solo mother Michelle Galea’s worst nightmare is her son losing his only parent. In September last year, she was forced to confront that fear...

Sexual and reproductive health hub launched

Brimbank and Wyndham women will have improved access to sexual and reproductive health services , following the opening of new healthcare hubs. IPC Health opened...

Budget boost for women’s health organisations

Women’s health organisations GenWest and Women’s Health in the North will receive funding boosts from the state government. The government has set aside $18 million...

Cultural help for alcohol and drugs

A Braybrook-based program is helping women in the Vietnamese community in Melbourne’s north-west to overcome alcohol and drug (AOD) issues. The Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association...

Have your say on women’s pain

Women, their family members and healthcare professionals are being urged to make submissions to Victoria's Inquiry into Women's Pain. The inquiry will examine systemic issues...

Screening breakthrough

A ground-breaking national campaign promoting the HPV self-collection option for cervical screening is helping bring empowerment and choice to women’s health across Australia. This...

Women’s Health Matters

Star Weekly is shining a light on the healthcare issues facing women in the western and northern suburbs. Over the next 12 months, our ‘Women’s...

Getting health right for women

Being a woman often feels really tough. It can be hard on your body: periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause. It can be hard on your...

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