We caught up with Fleur and Maddy from the Positive Motion Rehabilitation Kingston Physio for the final day of Women’s Health Week 2022 – Move and Improve. Fleur is the director and a physiotherapist at the clinic and Maddy is a physiotherapist. Together they put on their move and improve hats and shared with […]
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2022 has been a big year for reproductive health and rights. Overseas, the overturning of the Roe v Wade decision has seen the US slide back decades on access to abortion. In Australia, it has triggered collective action at the same time as a series of reforms have been implemented across the country, from decriminalisation […]
Happy Women’s Health Week! We met up with Maeve O’Brien who is a Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist working at the Community Pelvic Health clinic in Canberra to talk all things pelvic health! 1. Why is good pelvic health important? 1 in 4 Australians, men, women, and children, can have problems with their pelvic health […]
Additional funding to support abortion services in the ACT Women’s Health Matters (WHM) welcomes the decision in the ACT Government’s budget to ensure that women and people with a uterus in our region have access to safe, accessible, and affordable abortion services. From early next year, funding will be available for people to access free […]
For National Diabetes Week 2022, we caught up with Erin, who was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes when she was 5 years old. This year the week is focusing on challenging diabetes related stigma. Content note: this content may cause distress for readers. If you feel distressed after reading, please refer to the information about […]
Canberra Safety Map – Women’s Health Matters is seeking local women’s experiences of safe and unsafe spaces to help inform Woden Town Centre redevelopment. 27/01/2022 Women’s Health Matters (WHM) is inviting local Canberra women to share their thoughts via the Canberra Safety Map, on where they feel safe, or not safe in the ACT region. […]
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 we caught up with Talia Baussmann who shared her story with us. Content note: this content may cause distress for readers. If you feel distressed after reading, please refer to the information about support options at the bottom of the page. I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes when […]
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 we caught up with Ruth O’Brien who shared her story with us. Content note: this content may cause distress for readers. If you feel distressed after reading, please refer to the information about support options at the bottom of the page. What would you like people to know about […]
Jodi Shepherd shared her personal experience of having cancer with us for World Cancer Day. Today, 4 February 2022, is World Cancer Day. This year’s theme in the 3-year campaign ‘Close the Care Gap’ is ‘Realising the Problem’. It’s about challenging inequalities in cancer care and looking at the facts – inequality in cancer […]