Responding to the needs of migrant and refugee populations
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Reproductive and sexual health services need to be culturally responsive. The Culturally Responsive Reproductive and Sexual Health Project builds capacity of health professionals and strengthens health institutions. It seeks to increase health literacy and service accessibility, to improve reproductive and sexual health outcomes for people from migrant and refugee backgrounds.

We recognise that people from migrant and refugee backgrounds have diverse health needs that require tailored and culturally appropriate responses. Some health needs may be general such as sexual health literacy, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, or access to contraceptive choices. Other reproductive or sexual health needs may relate to specific experiences such as of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), torture and trauma, or sexual violence within migration pathways.

We work with all people of migrant backgrounds, whether they have lived in Australia short or long term. Our work is relevant to short term visitors such as students, tourists and people who may be travelling for business. People may have chosen to migrate to Australia, or may have experienced forced migration.

For further information or referrals, please contact our staff at culturallyresponsive@true.org.au or phone 07 3250 0240. 


Related Professional Education

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Interpreters & Translators: Reproductive and sexual health in clinical settings
This full-day introductory training will increase the competency and confidence of interpreters and translators in communicating with their clients in aspects of reproductive and sexual health. Participants will gain an understanding of working within the Australian health care system. The course will provide interpreters and translators with the tools for communicating with their clients about aspects of reproductive and sexual health. Topics will include: bodies and the reproductive system; pregnancy and birth; sexual health including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and contraception; and gender and sexuality.
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Migrant and Refugee Reproductive and Sexual Health: Culturally Responsive Clinical Practice
This full-day training will increase the competency and confidence of health care professionals in communicating with patients from refugee and migrant backgrounds in aspects of reproductive and sexual health. Participants will use their own clinical knowledge and background and apply it to a range of migration experiences including temporary, transient, permanent and time-specific migration and how they impact on reproductive and sexual health outcomes.
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Training for Community Workers and Educators - Migrant and Refugee Reproductive and Sexual Health
True can work with your organisation to provide tailored training in order to increase the effectiveness of your staff in undertaking their role when working with people from migrant and refugee background (including international students, visitors, and travellers). This customisable training aims to increase the competency and confidence of community workers in communicating with clients from refugee and migrant backgrounds in aspects of reproductive and sexual health.