unwanted pregnancy

Sep
06

2018
My Keynote on Decriminalising Abortion

Recently, I got asked to speak at an event in support to decriminalising abortion in the state of Queensland. For those of you who might not be aware, abortion in Queensland remains in the criminal code. The only time is it legal to be performed is to prevent serious danger to a woman’s physical or mental health. So, in a nut shell, what happens is that women who are wanting to terminate an unwanted pregnancy up until a certain point must sign a document saying that if they were to continue with the pregnancy, they would be at mental or physical risk. Whilst it’s great we have a loop hole, this makes an already terrible situation even worse. I was also shocked to discover that Queensland doesn’t have safe zones outside of these clinics with women having to be escorted through protestors. I struggled with what to say in this…

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Nov
03

2017
New Study Australian Women Think Contraception

Are you using the wrong contraceptive? As it’s revealed one in FIVE young women have experienced an unwanted pregnancy, experts say we MUST prioritise sexual health and ask the awkward questions   A new study has found almost one in five young women have become pregnant FEMAIL spoke to two experts to find out how we can prioritise sexual health According to Dr Nikki Goldstein, it’s about doing research and knowing options While the pill and condoms are most popular, they’re not always right for you Dr Deborah Bateson also said you need to discuss contraception with your GP A landmark new study of over a thousand Australian women aged 18-27 has found that almost one in five has experienced an unintended pregnancy. Leading experts say the ongoing issue of unintended pregnancies among women highlights the need for more education around choice of contraception. With this in mind, FEMAIL consulted…

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