AMA Position Statement on Women’s Health 2014
The updated AMA Position Statement on Women’s Health was launched at Parliament House in Canberra this week by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash, Senator for the Northern Territory, Nova Peris, and AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton.
“The AMA has always placed a high priority on women’s health, and this is reflected in the breadth and diversity of our Position Statement. We examine biological, social and cultural factors, along with socioeconomic circumstances and other determinants of health, exposure to health risks, access to health information and health services, and health outcomes,” Dr Hambleton said.
The Position Statement also shines a light on contemporary and controversial issues in women’s health and there is a focus on violence against women, including through domestic and family violence and sexual assault.