Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Deborah Bateson

MBBS, MSc, MA, is Senior Medical Coordinator, Family Planning New South Wales.

Australian women’s experiences of the subdermal contraceptive implant: A qualitative perspective

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including the subdermal implant (etonogestrel, sold in Australia under the brand name Implanon), are highly effective and safe, and are thus...

Contraceptive choices and sexual health of Japanese women living in Australia: A brief report from a qualitative study

Increasing attention has been directed towards the lack of sexual and reproductive health knowledge of international students,1–3 and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds...

HPV vaccination catch up program Utilisation by young Australian women

The quadrivalent human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine provides protection against HPV types 6 and 11, and 16 and 18. The Australian Government’s offer of free vaccination to women aged 18–26 years...

Implanon NXT: Expert tips for best-practice insertion and removal

The contraceptive implant, available in Australia as Implanon NXT, is a highly effective (99.95%),1 convenient and rapidly reversible long-acting method of contraception. The single rod (4 cm...

Outcomes of intrauterine device insertion training for doctors working in primary care

Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC), including intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants, are more effective and cost-effective in preventing unintended pregnancies than most...

Perimenopausal contraception: A practice-based approach

The median age of menopause for Australian women is 51 years,1 and the available data suggest that less than 1 per 100 women conceive when they are aged >50 years.2 For pregnancies in women aged...

Risk of venous thromboembolism in women taking the combined oral contraceptive: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Combined oral contraceptives (COCs) remain a widely used contraceptive method.1,2 General practitioners commonly see women for contraception-related consultations,1 and therefore must provide...

Teenage mothers

Most teenage pregnancies in Australia, as elsewhere, are unintended, and around half are terminated.1 Pregnant teenagers and their children are vulnerable to numerous adversities. However, if these...


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