Women's Health

Family Planning Victoria and Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health have translated resources here. 
Queensland Health have developed the following animation videos:

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

Webinar – Is FGM/C Happening in Australia? What Health Professionals Need to Know held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Multicultural Centre For Women’s Health.
Watch it here.

Female genital mutilation/Cutting – A resource for Clinicians from TRUE Relationships and Reproductive Health
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

For Women, By Women 2018 – The booklet features stories of strength, resilience and leadership from women originally from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Iran. Read it here.

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