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Read Women’s Health Tasmania’s blogs for up-to-date information on current health issues.

The Impact of Coming Out of Lockdown

by Jo Flanagan, 18th Jun, 2020

We’re living through an extraordinary social experiment. Over the last couple of months up to one third of the world’s population has been in lockdown or quarantine. THAT is a story to tell our grandchildren. (‘YES NANNA! I was there, remember?’)

Woman taking time for self-care

Why are women more at risk from poker machines?

By Margie Law

Margie is a senior policy analyst at Anglicare Tasmania’s Social Action and Research Centre. She has been researching and advocating on gambling policy for 20 years.

Why are women more vulnerable than men to poker machines?

Image: Woman playing a poker machine

Are vulvas really too rude for pictures?

The most common cosmetic surgeries are is on breasts, noses, eyelids and stomachs. Would it surprise you to learn that vulvas are also increasingly being subjected to cosmetic surgery?

Image: Ancient Greek Baubo Goddess sculpture

Reusable Menstrual Products

The GST was removed from most menstrual products in January 2019.  This is not before time, as it has been estimated that if you menstruate from about 13 years of age until 51, your period is likely to cost you around $19,000. [i]

But while the financial cost for women may have improved slightly, there is a greater cost to the environment.

Image: Menstrual cup and reusable cloth sanitary pad

Women at greater risk of harm from Pokies

by Margie Law, 2nd Dec, 2019

Here’s another way that women are different than men; we’re at greater risk of being harmed by poker machines. We’re more likely to be harmed later in life, and we take longer to recover from gambling problems.

Photo by Stokpic of a row of Poker Machines.