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National plan to end violence against women and girls

21/10/2022

ALSWH's research expertise and over 25 years of data on the prevalence and impact of violence against women have informed the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children. ALSWH was the first study to show the significant long-term physical and mental health impacts of domestic violence using longitudinal data, and we have advocated…

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Women who experienced childhood sexual violence twice as likely to have experienced violence as an adult

31/08/2022

New research reveals that the prevalence of sexual violence against women in Australia is much higher than previously considered. Findings from a new ANROWS project led by researchers from the University of Newcastle, A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on…

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The psychological toll of fertility issues lasts for years, even if women conceive

22/07/2022

Fertility problems affect 1 in 6 Australian couples. Half of women with fertility issues experienced psychological distress.

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Recurrent pregnancy loss linked to increased stroke risk later in life

23/06/2022

Women with a history of miscarriage and stillbirth have a higher risk of stroke in later life, according to University of Queensland research.

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Migrant voices needed for Australia’s largest study on women’s health

03/05/2022

Women who volunteered their information could help make a difference to the healthcare guidelines, policies and services that supported their communities.

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Endometriosis can end women’s careers and stall their education. That’s everyone’s business

29/03/2022

There’s a high chance that women surgically diagnosed with endometriosis will leave the workforce.

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Screen time realities: harder for families with multiple children

14/02/2022

Australian parents with multiple children often struggle to ensure their kids meet screen time guidelines, research has revealed

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Calls for screening for heart attack risk, diabetes as scientists probe period link

08/12/2021

Experts are calling for women aged over 40 who have ­irregular menstrual cycles to be screened for heart health after a study found inconsistent periods were linked to a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular disease and ­diabetes.

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The importance of social support during pregnancy

04/11/2021

Around one in four pregnant women in Australia suffer symptoms of depression, one in five report symptoms of anxiety, and those with low social support are at higher risk, new research shows.

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Greenspace and air pollution datasets available for data sharing

12/10/2021

ALSWH is pleased to announce the availability of new environmental datasets that will allow researchers to assess the associations between environmental exposures and health outcomes in ALSWH cohorts.

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