Reproductive and sexual health in clinical settings

These webinars will provide you with the tools for communicating with clients and clinicians about aspects of reproductive and sexual health.

These webinars have been made with the support of Queensland Health.


Who is it for?

The webinars aim to cover information from interpreters and translators who are new to reproductive and sexual health to professionals who are looking to further their knowledge in an area they already work in.

Beginner

  • Gain a basic understanding of the Australian health system in the area of reproductive and sexual health
  • Increase knowledge about the names and functions of the reproductive system and how the body changes over the lifespan

Intermediate

  • Learn about different aspects of sexual health including sexually transmitted infections, contraception, pregnancy, and birth

Advanced

  • Intersex, gender diversity, and sexuality diversity
  • Disability and reproductive and sexual health

Webinars available

Beginner

Introduction to reproductive and sexual health settings

  • Clinical settings
  • Working with clinicians
  • Health promotion
  • Communication in health care settings
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Reproductive system and body changes

  • Reproductive system
  • Body parts – internal and external
  • Puberty
  • Menopause
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Intermediate


Healthy relationships, contraception, and STIs

  • Sexual health
  • Healthy relationships
  • Contraception
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Sexual health check-ups
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Pregnancy and birth

  • Pregnancy timeline
  • Clinical staff related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • Vocabulary related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • Anatomical terms related to pregnancy and childbirth
  • Unplanned or unwanted pregnancies
  • Antenatal care
  • Birth plan and pain management
  • Complications during pregnancy
  • Labour and birth
  • Complications during birth
  • Postpartum care
  • Resources
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Advanced


Intersex, gender diversity, and sexuality diversity (LGBTIQ+)

  • Commonly used terminology
  • Understanding intersex, gender diversity, and sexuality diversity
  • Legal issues
  • Health disparities
  • Challenges faced by intersex, gender diverse and/or sexuality diverse people
  • Implications for practice
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Disability and reproductive and sexual health

  • What is disability?
  • Living with disability in migrant and refugee communities
  • Disability, culture, and reproductive and sexual health
  • Barriers for people living with disabilities from refugee and migrant backgrounds
  • Myths about disability and reproductive and sexual health
  • Sexual violence
  • Implications for practice
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Language disclaimers

  • Any attempt to define groups of people must acknowledge that all groups are diverse in nature, in terms of culture, education, language(s) spoken, and social and political background etc. So while we use specific terms as a way of conceptualising different groups of people, there is as much diversity within groups as there are between groups
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) is the preferred term for government and some community agencies; whilst these webinars will on occasion use this term, we acknowledge that the blanket use of the term CALD does not always reflect the complexity and breadth of diversity and may reinforce certain assumptions around which groups in are positioned as the norm and which groups are positioned as other
  • This webinar mainly uses the terms migrants and refugees. We also use the term people from refugee and migrant background to acknowledge that once settled in Australia people may no longer identify as a refugee or migrant as well as to include children of migrants and refugees who may face similar (and unique) barriers to health care