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.

Topics will include: communicating contraception and sexual health; treating, and communicating with, patients who have experienced, or are at risk of, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C); communicating with patients who have experienced or are experiencing torture, trauma and violence; engaging with intersections of LGBTIQ+ and disability.

Who is it for?

  • General practitioners
  • Nursing staff
  • Midwives and birthing assistants
  • Allied health professionals
  • Gynaecologists and obstetricians
  • Clinic administration staff

Course overview

This full-day face-to-face workshop will include lectures, discussion, case studies and interactive group work.

Course Content

Participants in this course will be involved in activities and view relevant resources which will help them to:

  • communicate with individuals from refugee and migrant backgrounds about RSH
  • assisting individuals in navigating the health care system
  • address stigmas and taboos to do with RSH
  • overcome barriers to health care access
  • work with interpreters and translators

Learning outcomes

  • Develop strategies for conversations about reproductive and sexual health with individuals from migrant backgrounds;
  • Explain the process of accessing interpreting services and how interpreters can impact the consultation to improve patient outcomes;
  • Summarise how to respond to a disclosure about FGM/C;
  • Articulate principles of trauma-informed care.

Special Toowoomba Deal!

Bring a friend for free! When you register, you will be provided with a voucher so a colleague or friend can register for free.

Special Toowoomba Student Price: $50


Cost $220
Class Size 15
Length 8 hours
Friday, 6 April 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Toowoomba City Library Building
155 Herries Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350
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151 Abbot St
Cairns QLD 4870
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Friday, 29 June 2018
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Rockhampton Regional Library
230 Bolsover St
South Rockhampton QLD 4700
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Catering Morning tea, lunch, & afternoon tea