Mar 11, 2009

Australia gets an F for sexual and reproductive health

Australia fares quite badly on s-xual and reproductive health indicators, including rates of teen pregnancy, s-xually transmitted disease and abortion, writes Jenny Ejlak.

Last week Melbourne based Professor of reproductive biology Roger Short reminded us that uncontrolled global population growth is a major contributor to "human activity outstripping the natural world’s ability to cope."

This was one of the conclusions of a Scientific Forum at the University of California recently, which found "...that rapid population growth combined with massively increasingly use of fossil fuels was exhausting the earth's capacity to support life."

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3 thoughts on “Australia gets an F for sexual and reproductive health

  1. mike smith

    There’s no F-in-sex !

  2. Jenny Ejlak

    In case anyone is wondering, I didn’t miss the Aust Govt lifting of the restrictions on AusAid funding yesterday – this article was submitted a day prior to the Govt announcement but didn’t appear on Crikey until today. The PHAA has written to Minister Smith to congratulate him on his decision. Now up to 80,000 women each year do not have to die as a result of unsafe abortion. Congrats also to Crikey for an excellent editorial today on this issue.
    The background paper referred to in this article can be found at: http://www.phaa.net.au/documents/SRH_background_paper.pdf

  3. thebigriboldi

    what’s the deal with the no ‘e’ in sex?

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