We need to train our health professionals and pregnancy counsellors to detect when women are seeking an abortion under duress and to act accordingly.
One day 'x' is deemed to be good for you; the next it is not. How can clinicians make valid decisions in such a changeable information environment?
We should remind ourselves that the problem of ice is occurring despite it being illegal.
Between 2015 and 2030, the number of persons aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 56 per cent, from 901 million to 1.4 billion.
There's no denying that some Australians do abuse codeine, although the numbers would be paltry when placed next to the abuse and addiction rates for alcohol, cigarettes, harder pharmaceuticals and many other products.
When we cross that clear bright line drawn and held in the one place for millenia, we do not simply crossover for the supposed few. If we cross for some, we cross for all.
Health becomes a casualty, giving medical researchers and doctors their cue to seek more grant money and study this grand narrative of self-inflicted human decline.
The unborn, who are often not accidentally impacted by acts of family violence, but rather the intended targets of perpetrators, deserve to be seen and treated as victims in their own right.
We are gradually moving away from the biomedical definition of sex as intercourse, towards a more nuanced view of sex as consisting of non-penetrative practices that foster intimacy, arousal and, ultimately, satisfaction.
Partly due to the recent American Presidential election and also because of a Queensland Parliamentary vote, abortion is being talked about once more.
The NDIS is structured on the insurance model. This is to ensure social programs are met and empowerment is encouraged.
The AMA claims to represent all Australian doctors, but in reality consulted less than a third of them.