Women’s Health Victoria’s submission highlights the need for a gendered approach to all aspects of healthcare and policy relating to women and HCV.
The submission also notes the need for specific specialist services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to address the additional health vulnerabilities, stigma and barriers to accessing services experienced by these groups.
Submitted to Australia. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Health.
More information about the Inquiry, and the resulting Final report can be found here.
The final report The silent disease was tabled in Parliament on 25 June 2015 and is available here.
Women's Health Victoria (2015) Standing Committee on Health Inquiry into Hepatitis C: submission. Women's Health Victoria. Melbourne.