Gender Equity

AMA Gender Equity Summit 2019 Action Areas

The Report from the AMA Gender Equity Summit held on 23 March 2019 in Sydney is now available. The Report identifies nine key actions we can all take to achieve gender equity in the medical profession and workplace. Read it here on the AMA website. Meghan Ellis

Women in Medical Leadership

Professor Helena Teede, Executive Director, Monash Partners Academic Health Research Translation Centre and Director, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University, and Dr Elizabeth Sigston, ENT, Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon, talk about the ‘leaky pipeline’ and the persistence of gender inequity in medicine. Listen to The Health… Read More »Women in Medical Leadership

NSW to finally decriminalise abortion!

The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill is slated to be introduced in NSW, which will decriminalise abortion in the state. This is certainly a wonderful piece of news to be rejoiced by women throughout the nation. Click here to read the article in full: https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/time-for-change-nsw-finally-set-to-decriminalise-abortion/ Madhura Naidu

Study suggests Australian women receive sub-optimal heart care

Recent research suggests that Australian women are being under-medicated in comparison to their male counterparts. A possible explanation could be that we usually think of older men as the usual Ischaemic Heart Disease patients; however, as Dr Watts points out in this article,  ‘Ischaemic heart disease is ischaemic heart disease… Read More »Study suggests Australian women receive sub-optimal heart care