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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

Issues Papers

As part of our gender advocacy work, Women’s Health Victoria produces topic-based Issues Papers. These consolidate information from many sources to provide an evidence-based gender analysis of a particular women’s health issue.

They highlight the health impacts for women, the groups of women most affected, and explore contributing factors. The content emphasizes the social model of health, and has an Australian focus.

Women’s Health Issues Papers (IPs):


Advertising (in)equality: the impacts of sexist advertising on women’s health and wellbeing: Issues Paper

Great expectations: how gendered expectations shape early mothering experiences: Issues Paper


Growing up unequal: how sex and gender impact young women's health and wellbeing: Issues Paper

Serving up inequality: how sex and gender impact women's relationship with food: Issues Paper


Women and oral health: Issues Paper


Women and genital cosmetic surgery: Issues Paper


Women and food: Issues Paper


Women and food insecurity: Issues Paper

Women and abortion: Issues Paper


Women and violence: Issues Paper

Women and mental health: Issues Paper

Women and hepatitis C: Issues Paper

Women and sexual and reproductive health: Issues Paper


Women and bacterial vaginosis: Issues Paper

Content Reviewed: 10 October 2013
Last Updated: 10 October 2013