‘Side by Side’ is a sexual and reproductive health, respectful relationships education program designed to meet the nuanced learning needs of young women from communities where FGC is traditionally practised. The program is culturally sensitive and complements existing sexual and reproductive health and respectful relationships education while also reinforcing primary prevention of violence against women messages.
This resource focuses on addressing the significant sexual and reproductive health issues in the northern metropolitan region.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Factsheets
The factsheets provide a snapshot of the sexual and reproductive health status of women in the NMR. The factsheets contain data about fertility, contraception, unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, cervical screening, HPV immunisation, Female Genital Cutting (FGC) and sexual assault. These factsheets are currently being updated and will be due for release in late 2019.
Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Factsheets
The factsheets contain information such as why FGC happens, where it is practised, the different types of FGC, how it impacts on women’s and girls’ health, and where to get help and information.
To understand the work that underpins the resources on this page, visit the Sexual and Reproductive Health page in the ‘Current Work’ section of our website.