This annual report contains a review of activities, and achievements of Women's Health Victoria for the period July 2022 to June 2023.
Women’s Health Victoria welcomes the women’s health funding announcements made this week in the 2023-24 Victorian State Budget, noting there are a broad range of measures that will have a significant positive impact on the health and wellbeing of women, girls and trans and gender diverse people across the state.
Women’s Health Victoria commends the findings of the six-month-long inquiry that explored barriers to sexual and reproductive health care access in Australia.
This submission highlights key issues in sexual and reproductive health service access and equity as observed by Women's Health Victoria through engagement with service providers and with service seekers.
The Victorian Women’s Health Services, with support and insight from GEN VIC and Birth for Humankind, welcome the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Inquiry into Universal Access to Reproductive Healthcare.
Recent news that Medibank customers’ private data, including their use of abortion services, has been published on the dark web by hackers risks the safety of abortion patients.
Pregnant women are a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination, as they have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Women’s Health Victoria has produced 5 short videos addressing some common concerns women may have around COVID-19 vaccines.
The Victorian abortion sector is extremely concerned to see the news that landmark abortion access legislation in America, known as Roe v. Wade, has been overturned. Victoria has some of the strongest and most progressive abortion legislation in Australia and this legislation remains in place to protect Victorians' reproductive autonomy.
Victorian health services have provided a united front in support of abortion access in response to the overturning of landmark Roe v Wade abortion legislation in America with hospitals, women’s health services and community health organisations signing on to a state-wide statement of support for abortion provision.