Sexual and Reproductive Health

What is the aim of the Sexual and Reproductive Health project?

The Sexual and Reproductive Health project will develop training and resources to improve healthcare workers knowledge and skills to better address the needs of the sexual and reproductive health of women with disabilities.  The training and resources will address:

  • Stigma, behaviours and attitudes that facilitate discrimination and form barriers for women with disabilities
  • Increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services
  • Violence prevention in the form of reproductive coercion and sterilisation of women with disabilities

When is the project happening?

The project commenced in January 2019, and will continue for 2 years with an expected finish date of December 2020.

Which workers will use the training and resources?

Training and resources will be designed and customised to suit workers and workplaces providing services to women with disabilities. This includes:

  • Tertiary health services such as hospitals
  • Community health services such as doctors and nurses

Who funded this project?

The Victorian Government and Department of Health and Human Services