A future fit for reproductive health and rights

Angela Dawson – PHAA member


The inaugural Australasian Sexual and Reproductive Health Day is an exciting opportunity to hear leaders in sexual and reproductive health discuss securing the future of reproductive health and rights.  The day will explore leadership, technology, workforce, community and civil society and their role in achieving universal access to contraception, abortion and preventing reproductive coercion.

The day covers four sessions:

  • Session 1: Cutting Edge Technology for Reproductive Health
  • Session 2: Forward-thinking High-level Leadership for Reproductive Health
  • Session 3: A Future Ready Reproductive Health Workforce
  • Session 4: A Future Vision for Community and Civil Society Engagement

The conference will include short presentations from national and international experts who will provide a vision for the future of reproductive health. This will be followed by plenaries and debates with key stakeholders who will explore the merits of these insights for policy and practice in Australian and New Zealand contexts.

This is a great opportunity for professional development and networking across disciplines, with view to encouraging a broader engagement across research, clinical management, prevention, to ensure best practice and policy.

The diverse program includes a number of national and international speakers such as:

Dr Regine Sitruk-Ware – Reproductive Endocrinologist, Distinguished Scientist at the Population Council and Adjunct Faculty at Rockefeller University

Topic: New contraceptive options – recent developments and what’s on the distant horizon?

Professor Rebecca Guy – Professor in Epidemiology at the Kirby Institute

Topic: Big data in sexual and reproductive health

Venny Ala-Siurua -Executive Director – Women on the Web

Topic: Transcending borders in Reproductive Health

Professor Danielle Mazza – Director, SPHERE NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health in Primary Care

Topic: Building capacity to deliver services in primary care

Professor Cindy Shannon AM – Pro Vice Chancellor (Indigenous) at Griffith University

Topic – The Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Contexts

Jackie Edmond – Chief Executive, Family Planning New Zealand

Topic: A lens on the future of family planning in New Zealand

Megan WilliamsProfessor Megan Williams, Head, Girra Maa Indigenous Health Discipline, Faculty of Health, UTS

Topic: Indigenous rights and health rights: Meeting points to push policy and action


Join the conversation on Thursday 9th September, 2021 from 0900-1700 (AEST)

Registrations now open – Register Here

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