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Migrant And Refugee Reproductive And Sexual Health: Culturally Responsive Clinical Practice

This full-day training will increase the competency and confidence of health care professionals in communicating with patients from refugee and migrant backgrounds in aspects of reproductive and sexual health.

Participants will use their own clinical knowledge and background and apply it to a range of migration experiences including temporary, transient, permanent and time-specific migration and how they impact on reproductive and sexual health outcomes.

Topics will include: communicating contraception and sexual health; treating, and communicating with, patients who have experienced, or are at risk of, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C); communicating with patients who have experienced or are experiencing torture, trauma and violence; engaging with intersections of LGBTIQ+ and disability.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Nursing staff
  • Midwives and birthing assistants
  • Allied health professionals
  • Gynaecologists and obstetricians
  • Clinic administration staff
  • Pharmacists

Course overview

This full-day face-to-face workshop will include lectures, discussion, case studies and interactive group work.

Course content

Participants in this course will be involved in activities and view relevant resources which will help them to:

  • communicate with individuals from refugee and migrant backgrounds about RSH
  • assisting individuals in navigating the health care system
  • address stigmas and taboos to do with RSH
  • overcome barriers to health care access
  • work with interpreters and translators

8:30am - 4:30pm,
Friday 15th May 2020

Windsor, Brisbane

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