Women’s Health Loddon Mallee were thrilled to officially launch the Loddon Mallee Her Health Matters Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy in September with our webinar event Her Health Matters, Her Pleasure Matters: Living a Sexually Healthy Life.
We were very fortunate to be joined by our amazing keynote speaker and pleasure expert Anita Brown-Major (founder of Thrive Rehab and Cliterate), along with our panelists Dr Karishma Kaur (General Practitioner, Bendigo Primary Care Centre and Bendigo Community Health Services), Rhiannon Jennings (Rural Development Coordinator, YACVic), and Gabrielle Mentz (Gender Equality Health Promotion Officer, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee).
*WHLM refers to women to include anyone who lives and identifies as a woman. In reference to ‘women’ our work in sexual and reproductive health advocacy also extends to include all transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse people who may access women’s sexual and reproductive health services. WHLM acknowledge that neither sex nor gender are binary in nature and that socially constructed understandings of what it means to be woman or man do not reflect the gender diversity of our community. As a rights-based organisation, championing gender equality and social justice, WHLM firmly believes in everyone’s right to self-determine and to safely express their gender.
Recommended Sexual Health Resources
A sexual and reproductive health zine developed by Women’s Health Victoria.
An interactive anatomical model created to empower people to understand their own anatomy and the anatomy of others.
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee
Learn more about the work that WHLM is doing around sexual and reproductive health for women and gender diverse people across the Loddon Mallee Region, including our SRH clinic.
Sexual Health Victoria
Sexual Health Victoria (SHV) is an independent, all-choice, health promotion charity dedicated to education, advocacy and care.
Women’s health information and resources. In-language resources available.
1800 My Options
For information about contraception, pregnancy options and sexual health in Victoria
Women supporting women with cancer.
Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (in language resources available)
MCWH is a not-for-profit organisation making women’s health work for migrant and refugee women.
Australasian Menopause Society
Information and resources around menopause and peri-menopause for community and health professionals.
Information, education, occupational therapy and more – celebrating people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.
Bendigo Community Health Services
Find out more about Bendigo Community Health’s Women’s Health Clinic.
Thorne Harbour Country
Thorne Harbour Country provides support, counselling, rapid HIV testing, resources and information around LGBTIQ+ wellbeing, HIV, Hepatitis C and sexual health across the Loddon Mallee.
Australian Professional Association for Trans Health (AusPATH)
The national peak body representing, supporting, and connecting those working to strengthen the health, rights and wellbeing of all trans people – binary and non-binary.
The SPHERE Centre of Research Excellence
Driving better sexual and reproductive health outcomes for women through primary care.
The Australian Contraception and Abortion Primary Care Practitioner Support Network.
The Royal Women’s Hospital
Clinical Services, health information and health resources for women.
Information and screening services.
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee Workshops
Offering a range of workshops and professional development opportunities for individuals, community groups and organisations. To enquire about training or other ways our team can support your organisation or community group, please complete the training enquiry form on our website HERE.
Sexual Wellness Development Series 2023
Free online workshops for rural and regional health professionals (incl. clinicians, health promoters, community service providers and educators), designed to grow knowledge, skills, and confidence to adopt best practice approaches around sexual and reproductive health.
Women’s Health Victoria Workshops
Offering a range of training, upskilling and educational opportunities in gender equality, primary prevention of violence against women, and sexual and reproductive health.
Monash University: Let’s Talk About Sex
A 2-day online introductory course in sexual medicine and therapy
Resources For Parents, Carers and Educators:
It’s Time We Talked
Resources and educational opportunities to support young people, parents, schools, government and the community sector to understand and address the influence of pornography.
Sex is a Funny Word
A book for 8–12-year-olds about bodies, feelings, and you by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth
Growing up Clueless Podcast
Growing Up Clueless, hosted by Laura & Miranda from Macedon Ranges, is a podcast centred around issues that young people are facing but aren’t being spoken about in mainstream education. From relationships & consent, to how to talk to your doctor about getting an STI check, to navigating mental health struggles and more.
Welcome to Sex!
A no-silly-questions guide to sexuality, pleasure and figuring it out for teens.
Talking the Talk
Resources and educational opportunities for parents, carers and educators.
Helping Australians have safer and more positive experiences online.
The Hum Academy
Providing families, educators and communities positive, inclusive, and common-sense tips and resources on how to raise sexually healthy kids.
Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)
The peak body and leading policy advocate for young people and the youth sector in Victoria.
Young Deadly Free
Increasing STI testing and treatment rates among young people in remote and very remote Aboriginal communities.
Frameworks and Research
Her Health Matters: A Regional Approach to Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
The Loddon Mallee Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy, 2023-26.
Victorian Women’s Health Atlas
Health and social wellbeing data for every local government area in Victoria.
Recognition Model (Lorna Couldrick)
Couldrick, L; Sadlo, G & Cross, V. (2010) Proposing a new sexual health model of practice for disability teams : the Recognition Model. International journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. Vol. 17 (6) p. 290-299.
- Auslan Breast Health Presentation – Deaf Hub Bendigo + Women’s Health Loddon Mallee
- Auslan Menopause Information – Deaf Hub Bendigo + Women’s Health Loddon Mallee
- Auslan Cervical Screening Presentation – Deaf Hub Bendigo + Women’s Health Loddon Mallee
- Auslan Videos on Contraception, Pregnancy, Menstruation – Sexual Health Victoria