This project aimed to examine refugee and immigrant women’s knowledge and access to information about contraception; their access to sexual and reproductive health services; social, cultural and structural factors that influence women’s capacity to accept contraceptive technologies; a
This toolkit contains information, tools and quick links to assist practitioners in planning, implementing and evaluating health interventions that aim to reduce the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs) in priority population groups.
The NETFA project is specifically focused on raising awareness from within communities about the negative consequences of FGM/C. The Toolkit includes: NETFA Best Practice Guide for Working with Communities Affected by FGM/C NETFA Resource and Activity Guide for Working with Communitie
The Caring Communities project aimed to establish and embed a culturally responsive sexual and reproductive health service system and educative program for newly arrived refugee and migrant women in Shepparton and Cobram. Some of the key findings included the need for sensitive sexual
This national data report, published online July 2016, summarises the latest available data across a range of areas that impact on the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of immigrant and refugee women. The data in this report has been obtained from a variety of sources ranging from
This training video has been developed by cohealth in partnership with local communities to improve knowledge about female circumcision and support health professionals to communicate with their clients about female circumcision.
The new Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) and Refugee Health Network of Australia (RHeaNA) Recommendations for comprehensive post-arrival health assessment for people from refugee-like backgrounds have been launched. Below is the link to the free PDF, and har
Forced Migration Review has produced a mini-feature addressing some of the issues relating to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the context of asylum. The mini-feature is also available in in French, Spanish and Arabic. Click below to access the mini-feature
This culturally sensitive sexual and reproductive health education resource seeks to raise awareness about the practice of female genital cutting (FGC), promote its abandonment and inform participants about support services available. It has been designed to be delivered in schools an
This discussion paper explores the links between HIV and mobility in Australia, in particular the increase in HIV diagnoses in the last five to ten years among people travelling to and from regions of high HIV prevalence. The paper is an outcome of the Western Australia (WA) HIV and M