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.
Whilst Australia has a strong healthcare system based on universal access, factors such as stigma, geographical location, financial capacity, discrimination and health literacy impact on an individual’s ability to access sexual and reproductive health services.
Key factors in Victoria and around Australia relating to access to reproductive healthcare that are highlighted in this submission include:
More information about the Senate Inquiry Into Universal Access To Reproductive Healthcare can be found here.
Women's Health Victoria (2022) Submission to Senate Inquiry Into Universal Access To Reproductive Healthcare. Women's Health Victoria. Melbourne.