Freedom, Respect and Equity in Sexual Health 2022–2026 (PDF and Word)
Freedom, Respect and Equity in Sexual Health 2022–2026 is our regional sexual and reproductive health strategy, designed to guide collaborative action to improve sexual and reproductive health across the northern metropolitan region (NMR) of Melbourne.
This strategy is available in PDF (click image at left or title above) and Word format here.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Fact Sheets 2022 (PDF and Word)
These fact sheets detail the sexual and reproductive health of girls, women and gender-diverse people in Melbourne’s northern metropolitan region (NMR).
‘MindCycle’ was a project exploring young people’s management of their mental health and menstrual health in the context of COVID-19. This video presents the experiences we heard, including the challenges young people faced and how they could better be supported to achieve good mental health and menstrual health outcomes.
Sex Ed 101 eBook (PDF)
In the COVID-19 pandemic, our Sexual and Reproductive Health team developed Sex Ed 101, a social media campaign exploring all things sex and bodies including consent, sex positivity, pleasure, STIs, contraception and more! This eBook is the compilation of posts from the Sex Ed 101 campaign, now available to download.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Fact Sheets
These sex positive fact sheets provide a snapshot of the sexual and reproductive health status of women in Melbourne’s northern metropolitan region (NMR). Produced in 2019, the fact sheets present data and information about fertility, contraception, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmissible infections, cervical screening, HPV immunisation, negotiating consent, and sexual assault. These fact sheets also explore the influences of gender norms, roles, expectations and power dynamics on sexual and reproductive health.
At WHIN, we believe that everyone has the right to good sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan.
We are developing a brand new set of fact sheets due to be launched later in 2022.
With our partner Women’s Health Victoria, we present recordings of our two-part forum series Addressing Reproductive Coercion.
‘Side by Side’ is a sexual and reproductive health, respectful relationships education program designed to meet the nuanced learning needs of young women and gender-diverse people 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 gender-based violence messages.
This resource focuses on addressing the significant sexual and reproductive health issues in the northern metropolitan region. We are currently developing the next iteration of this, A Strategy for Going South in the North 2022–2026.
Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Fact sheets
The fact sheets 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.
Sexual Health Information Pathways Project – for International Students (SHIPP) Report
This report communicates the findings that emerged from consultation groups with international students and provides recommendations to better support the sexual and reproductive health of international students studying in Australia.
Media Release : Women’s Health Services Unite on Roe V Wade
Women’s Health Services across Victoria have issued a response condemning the imminent overturning of Roe v Wade, expressing solidarity with women and people with a uterus in the United States and calling upon the state and federal governments throughout Australia to expand the provision of affordable abortion through adequate funding and prioritisation of women’s sexual and reproductive health.