Our sixth annual national Women’s Health Survey reveals the health needs and behaviours of women living in Australia, as they share their experiences of the past 12 months.
The survey was developed to identify emerging issues and trends in women’s health, and to inform health promotion activities (including Jean Hailes’ annual national Women’s Health Week campaign) so that they more effectively respond to the specific health and information needs of women in Australia.
Here are some highlights of the survey results, and you'll also find the full report, snapshot one pager, and media kit downloads.
(Read the survey media release.)
What we often see is a generalist response and our communities fall through the net because we know from our data that LGBTI women and communities prefer to access services that are highly skilled in meeting their health needs.”Nicky Bath, CEO, National LGBTI Health Alliance.
There are 103,000 miscarriages a year in Australia – that is, 282 families every day will lose a baby to miscarriage. There is a real lack of support because of the social stigma that surrounds miscarriage. We hear heartbreaking stories from women who lack clear emotional and mental wellbeing pathways to help them to recover.”Samantha Payne, co-Founder and CEO, The Pink Elephants Support Network
“This very valuable data will enable us to identify those who are most vulnerable and to understand what aspects of their lives might be able to be changed to improve their mental health.”Professor Jane Fisher AO, Finkel Professor of Global & Women’s Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Stereotypically we think that all violence is the physical act, whereas the most common forms of violence experienced by women are emotional abuse and controlling behaviours. These are very harmful things to experience in intimate relationships and as the survey has shown, these behaviours are much more common than has been generally believed.”Professor Jane Fisher AO, Finkel Professor of Global & Women’s Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
This is an important study which sheds light on key health issues, trends, concerns and outcomes.”Ross Joyce, CEO, Australia Federation of Disability Organisations
Understanding health information needs and health behavior of women in AustraliaView the full report
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