• Coalition

Core issues

Coalition members are committed to advocating for change to help women achieve optimal sexual and reproductive health.

Expanding access to contraception

  1. Provision of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) insertions
  2. Extended use of LARCs
  3. Over-the-counter access to emergency contraception and other contraception
  4. Task-sharing and nurse-led models of care for providing contraception
  5. Providing evidence to support online access to contraceptive services
  6. Advocating for free contraception in hospitals, including early post-natal LARC insertion
  7. Expand contraceptive options for women in Australia (e.g. self-administered Depo Provera and desogestrel progestogen-only pills

Removing barriers to accessing abortion services

  1. TGA restrictions on MS-2 Step and mandatory requirements in abortion protocols
  2. Advocacy to change classification of medical abortion and surgical abortion as essential services
  3. Travel restrictions and access to care for women
  4. Increasing the number of new providers and supporting existing providers of medical abortion in primary health care setting (GPs and nurses)
  5. Public hospital abortion service provision

General sexual and reproductive health issues

  1. Personal Protective Equipment requirements in the delivery of sexual and reproductive health care
  2. Access to contraception and abortion for the following groups:
    • Indigenous women
    • Women from CALD backgrounds
    • Young women (under 25 years of age)
    • Women experiencing family violence or reproductive coercion
    • Women in regional and remote areas
    • Women without permanent residency (without Medicare)
    • Women experiencing unemployment and financial difficulties
  3. Workforce training needs to increase contraception and medical abortion provision in primary care 

A multidisciplinary team

The Coalition gathered, synthesised and disseminated evidence-informed policy and practice briefs, consensus statements and public letters advocating for better health outcomes for all Australian women.

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