Increasing access to women’s sexual and reproductive health services: telehealth is only the start

Danielle Mazza
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51258
Published online: 18 October 2021

Community‐based health services would ensure that appropriate care is available to some of our most vulnerable patients

It seems incongruous that, although almost half of all general practitioners are women1 and abortion has been decriminalised in every state and territory in Australia, access to sexual and reproductive health services, including for abortion,2 contraception3 and menopause management,4 remains difficult for many women. Further, profound disparities in women’s sexual reproductive health care persist, with women in rural or socio‐economically disadvantaged areas, younger women, those who have experienced violence, and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds all having poorer outcomes.5,6

  • Monash University, Melbourne, VIC


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