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Women’s Safety NSW CEO Hayley Foster (Image: Women’s Safety)

‘Paltry, tokenistic’: women left behind in the budget

The government's spending on women amounts to a tiny fraction of the 2020 budget. It's not enough.

Julie Davis speaks on behalf of victims outside the Federal Court in Sydney on Thursday, November 21, 2019. (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Mesh-injured women win in the courts and Senate yet still wait for compensation

Women injured in vaginal mesh procedures have won a class action against Johnson & Johnson, but as the case drags on to an appeal, they are still waiting for compensation.

Children by Choice co-founder Beryl Holmes on the steps of Queensland Parliament House (Image: Kara Burns/Twitter)

The fight for reproductive rights isn’t over in Australia until there’s equity in access

Abortion may be disappearing from criminal codes across Australia, but a lack of access to providers means the fight is far from over.

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Don’t know, don’t care: Australia’s stagnated stillbirth rate

Australia's stillbirth rates haven't improved in two decades. And while the Morrison government has pledged to change this, there is a lot of work to do.

Sloppy reporting on mental health study continues to fail women with mental ill health

With a recent study about women's mental health problems sending the media into a tizzy, we need to understand when mental health problems are internally or externally engendered.

Australia’s archaic abortion laws harming women

Heather Douglas (Professor of Law, University of Queensland) and Caroline de Costa (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University) investigate a recent case of a woman being charged with illegally aborting her own pregnancy and question what was gained by this absurd process.

John Madigan's private member's bill to limit sex-selective abortion is woefully out of date, writes <b>Caroline de Costa</b>, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at James Cook University College of Medicine.

This is the test you should be worried about for sex-selective abortion

John Madigan's private member's bill to limit sex-selective abortion is woefully out of date, writes Caroline de Costa, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at James Cook University College of Medicine.

The IVF industry is booming, with profits up and share prices rising. But are the private companies performing the procedure accountable to their clients or their shareholders? Can they do both? And does it matter?

Maybe baby: IVF company profits up, but can they last?

The IVF industry is booming, with profits up and share prices rising. But are the private companies performing the procedure accountable to their clients or their shareholders? Can they do both? And does it matter?

<em>Crikey</em> readers talk snooker, the RU486 pill on the PBS and the "growth fetish" of Australia.

The problem with a ‘big Australia’

Crikey readers talk snooker, the RU486 pill on the PBS and the "growth fetish" of Australia.

Bettina Arnd has <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/shacking-up-is-hard-to-do-why-gillard-may-be-leery-of-the-lodge-20100628-zexr.html">proved herself</a> to be just a nutty reactionary who likes to criticise women for not adhering to submissive gender roles, and to blame them for any unhappiness in their intimate lives.

Hey Bettina Arndt: fertility isn’t a short-odds gamble

Bettina Arnd has proved herself to be just a nutty reactionary who likes to criticise women for not adhering to submissive gender roles, and to blame them for any unhappiness in their intimate lives.

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