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 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 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
The Supporting young women who have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) project was funded through the FGM Support Grant from the Australian Government, Department of Health. The overall aim of the project was to explore experiences of young women (18-25 years old) f
A paper on the findings of a qualitative study of the contraception knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of African Australian teenagers and women from a refugee background in Melbourne. In-depth interviews were conducted with sixteen African Australian teenagers and women. Knowledge of c
A series of videos have been produced by Family Planning NSW. Spoken in Arabic, Assyrian, Dari, French, Hindi, Karen, Khmer, Mandarin, Nepalese, Turkish and Vietnamese, the firsthand accounts dispel some common misconceptions about cervical cancer screening and encourage all women to
A report on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGC) in communities living in regional Victorian Centres. Conducted in consultation with regional health and resettlement service providers and members of the Kenyan, South Sudanese, Sudanese and Togolese communities living in Ballarat, G
The Having a baby in a new country project was undertaken to address the gap in available evidence about how women and men of refugee-background experience health services during pregnancy, birth and in the first months following birth.