Introduction

2021 Sexual and Reproductive Health Data Report and ‘Act Now’ Paper

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health is pleased to present the ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health Data Report 2021’ and accompanying ‘Act Now’ Advocacy Paper.

2021 Sexual and Reproductive Health Data Report and ‘Act Now’ Paper

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health is pleased to present the ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health Data Report 2021’ and accompanying ‘Act Now’ Advocacy Paper.

The Data Report shows that migrant and refugee women living in Australia experience poorer sexual and reproductive health outcomes than non-First Nations Australian-born women.

 

Download the 2021 SRH Data Report in PDF format

Download the SRH Data Report as a word document

Download the Act Now Advocacy Paper in PDF format

Download the Act Now Advocacy Paper as a word document

The front covers of the two reports and an inside page

An image of page 2 of the report, which explains that Despite the lack of data on migrant and refugee women’s SRH, the available evidence shows that compared to Australian-born, non-Indigenous women, migrant and refugee women are: at greater risk of suffering poorer maternal and child health outcomes; at greater risk of contracting a sexually transmitted condition such as HIV and hepatitis B; at greater risk of experiencing family violence and are more likely to face barriers to obtaining support; less likely to have access to evidence-based, in-language and culturally appropriate information which will enable them to manage their own fertility, contraceptive choices, and menstrual health; more likely to experience barriers to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion care and support services.

Acknowledgement of Country

MCWH acknowledges and pays respect to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, on whose land these documents were written. Sovereignty has never been ceded.

Multicultural Women’s Health Australia (MWHA) is a program of Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH). MWHA is made up of a network of services in Australia with a shared commitment to migrant and refugee women’s health.

We acknowledge the financial support provided by the Commonwealth Department of Health for the implementation of the MWHA program.