Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Lena Sanci

MBBS, PhD, DRANZCOG, FRACGP, is Associate Professor and Deputy Head, General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria

Primary care monitoring of depressive symptoms in young people

Table 1. beyondblue Guideline recommendations for best practice monitoring1Young people should be monitored for the onset of or increase in suicidal thinking following initiation of selective...

General practitioner perspectives on referrals to paediatric public specialty clinics

Over the past decade, there have been reports of changing patterns of primary care delivery in Australia. Specifically, children are making up a smaller proportion of overall general practice...

GPs’ perspectives on prescribing intrauterine contraceptive devices

Although access to a wide range of contraceptive methods has improved over the past 30 years, appropriate use of these in the prevention of unintended pregnancy remains an issue of considerable...

LARCs as first-line contraception – What can general practitioners advise young women?

In seeking contraception, young women are typically demonstrating their intention not to become pregnant. However, as high rates of unintended pregnancy, terminations and use of the ‘morning after...

Potential roles for practice nurses in preventive care for young people A qualitative study

Adolescents report that they welcome the opportunity to discuss health issues such as contraception, substance use and sexually transmitted infections with healthcare providers and trust their...

Road safety risks in young people attending general practice: A cross-sectional study of road risks and associated health risks

Injuries are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for young people, who engage in more road risks and are over-represented in road accidents – those aged between 18 and 25 years account for...

Using a mobile phone application in youth mental health An evaluation study

Computerised screening can increase detection rates of health risk behaviours in primary care7 and mobile phones (commonly used in Australia) can facilitate this approach within daily life. We...


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