Women’s Health

Cervical screening toolkit for health professionals

A new toolkit has been developed to assist healthcare providers to engage under-screened and never-screened women in cervical screening, and to support them should they choose to participate.

See the whole toolkit here.

Read the section on Women from CALD backgrounds, including women who have experienced female genital cutting

Translated brochures about cervical screening in some languages available here – Select ‘Resources in other languages’ and ‘Search’

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health: A national voice for immigrant and refugee women’s well being in Australia

Contraceptive Choices flipchart

Designed for clinicians and educators, the new flipchart has 38 pages of the most up to date information on all contraceptive methods available in Australia. Available from the TRUE eShop $45 inc GST.

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

PapScreen Victoria and Women’s Health West have developed a suite of resources that aims to increase cervical screening and HPV vaccination uptake among women from communities that traditionally practise FGM/C. In their resources kit they have developed:

  1. A DVD for health professionals cultural and clinical aspects of cervical screening
  2. Multilingual factsheets for female patients in Arabic, Amharic, Somali and Tigrinya
  3. FGM/C Resource Card for health professionals
  4. Powerpoint presentations for health providers and community workers

These resources are only accessible for health professionals and community health workers as some of the above resources contain sensitive materials. To access the resources you can order it from the email located here.

National Education Toolkit for Female Genital Female Mutilation/Cutting Awareness

Further Reading:

Hearst AA, Molnar AM. Female genital cutting: an evidence-based approach to clinical management for the primary care physician. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Jun;88(6):618-29.
World Health Organisation Information on FGM 

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