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Latest news: Women's health

Canberra GPs offer free abortions

Two GPs on Canberra’s northside and southside will offer free abortions for pregnancies up to nine weeks gestation.

Ladies of Canberra, we need to talk about ovarian cancer

In Australia, five women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every day, three of those women will die. Canberra's Ann Prunty shares her story.

Trekking towards heart health equity for Australian women

Respected Canberra journalist Louise Maher narrowly avoided a major heart attack and is now urging other women not to miss the more subtle signs of life-threatening heart disease.

Free period products for ACT women

Free period products will become available at more public locations across the ACT, the local government announced.

Canberrans Sew for Change for women and girls around the world

A group of dedicated Canberra crafters create menstruation kits to be delivered to girls and women in developing countries.

Uplifting advice: 12B or not 12B, that is the question

“But I’ve always been a 12B!” Probably not. Somehow this mythical size has become the go-to for women everywhere. We honestly can’t tell you the last time we fitted someone who actually was a 12B! Women are gloriously diverse in their shapes and sizes and still, 80 per cent of us wear the wrong size bra.

Canberra women encouraged to write a letter to their vagina

Women across the globe are invited to pen a love note to their vulva in the Global Write A Letter To Your Vagina Workshop, this Sunday.

Women’s health feature 2023

As we approach Mother’s Day – and every day – women and girls of all cultures, socio-economic and backgrounds are encouraged to make the time to stop and focus on your health...

ACT provides free abortions in national first

The ACT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to fund free abortions for all Canberra women. From today, MSI Australia’s Canberra clinic will provide free medical abortions up to nine weeks gestation...

‘Private world of pain’ portraits of endometriosis

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, which aims to raise the profile of a debilitating disease that affects one in nine Australian women. Canberra artist Melissa Hammond photographed local woman Kristy Stephenson, who lives with Stage IV Endometriosis – the most advanced stage.

Ex-bodybuilder wins Telstra award for Accelerating Women

An ex-bodybuilder turned holistic health coach has been recognised in the ACT 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards. 39-year-old Jenifer Lee won the gong in the Accelerating Women category for her Fyshwick business, Wildly Strong – “and I didn’t need a six pack to do that”. Jenifer joined the fitness industry at just 18 years old, in part due to her own struggles with body image.

Periods and endometriosis program to be taught to boys in ACT

Tomorrow, St John Paul II College in Nicholls will be the first ACT school to ensure male students receive a Periods, Pain, and Endometriosis Program, or ‘PPEP Talk®’.