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Professor Helena Teede is executive director of Monash Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre, and leader of the Centre for Health Research and Implementation at Monash University. In this podcast she discusses lifestyle modifiable reproductive and metabolic disease in women, to accompany her Perspective in this issue. Also available as a video.

A life cycle approach is important, as is acknowledging the importance of socio-cultural and lifestyle factors
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Australia has a good record in reducing cervical cancer rates — but strategies must change with new knowledge

The program has had substantially reduced the overall incidence of cervical cancer in women aged 25 and over
Objective outcomes information is provided for counselling women who are contemplating vulvoplasty
Narrative review

Despite demonstrated benefits of midwife-led continuity of care for women and babies, implementation is proving challenging
Funding is needed for developing culturally competent maternity care

A major public health concern and prevention opportunity
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A case for better alignment of research funding with burden of disease
Maternal mortality trends in Australia cover image
Maternal death is low and decreasing in Australia, but continuing surveillance is important
Empowering women improves both productivity and health outcomes
Ethics and law
Time to repeal outdated abortion laws in New South Wales and Queensland
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Recent developments regarding abortion law in NSW and Queensland carry significant implications for doctors
Writing with light

The Writing with Light digital photography image gallery is available to view at: https://www.mja.com.au/multimedia/writingwithlight