Reports

  • Interventions to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people: a systematic review of reviews

    In 2016, Family Planning Victoria commissioned Burnet Institute to conduct a systematic review of reviews, to assess the evidence on existing sexual health interventions targeted at young people aged 10-24 years.

    The purpose of the report is to provide a strong evidence base about effective interventions to inform the work of health promotion practitioners across different sectors, including primary health, education, and government.

    The systematic review found that successful interventions commonly outlined the following features:
    • Longer-term and repeated interventions (not single-session);
    • Multi-setting (schools, health services, community) and multi-level (e.g. individual, group, structural) interventions;
    • Interventions involving parents;
    • Culturally, gender and age appropriate/sensitive interventions;
    • Interventions incorporating skills building; and
    • Multicomponent interventions (e.g. education plus skills building plus condom promotion).


    Download the full report:
    Interventions to improve the sexual and reproductive health of young people: a systematic review of reviews (PDF 1.7MB)

  • Improving access to reproductive and sexual health services for young people

    Family Planning Victoria (FPV) developed this Guide as part of our Integrated Health Promotion Plan 2013-17.

    The aim of this Guide is to:
    1. Improve reproductive and sexual health (R&SH) care and referral pathways for young people in Victoria.
    2. Improve the capacity for primary health care providers in Victoria to provide R&SH services and support to young people in Victoria.

    The report was informed by literature review, consultations with fifteen representative service providers, and focus groups with thirty-six young people. These groups included Same Sex Attracted & Sex/Gender Diverse (SSASGD) young people, young men, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, and a general youth group.

    The Guide was developed in metropolitan Melbourne, with a focus on the North and West Health Region, however it is intended as a state-wide resource.

    Download the full report: A service coordination guide for primary health care providers in Victoria (PDF 1.5MB) Updated April 2017


Publications

2019

Bateson D, McNamee K. Contraception and the age of consent. The role of the GP. Medicine Today. 2019;20(6):49-50.

Taft AJ, Powell RL, Watson LF, Lucke JC, Mazza D, & McNamee K.Factors associated with induced abortion over time: Secondary data analysis of five waves of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2019;43(2):137-142. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12874

Keogh LA, Gillam L, Bismark M, McNamee K, Webster A, Bayly C, & Newton D.Conscientious objection to abortion, the law and its implementation in Victoria, Australia: Perspectives of abortion service providers.BMC Medical Ethics. 2019;20,11:doi: 10.1186/s12910-019-0346-1


2018

Stewart M, McNamee K, Harvey C, & Bateson D.An updated guide to contraception. Part 3: Permanent methods, traditional methods and emergency contraception. Medicine Today. 2018;19(12):36-45.

Harvey C, McNamee K, Bateson D, & Stewart M. An updated guide to contraception Part 2: Long-acting reversible methods. Medicine Today. 2018;19(11):20-33.

McNamee K, Harvey C, Stewart M, & Bateson D. An updated guide to contraception. Part 1: Short-acting methods. Medicine Today. 2018;19(10):10-24.

Machalek DA, Garland SM, Brotherton JML, Bateson D, McNamee K, Stewart M, et al. Very low prevalence of vaccine human papillomavirus types among 18- to 35-year old Australian women 9 years following implementation of vaccination. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2018; 217(10):1590-600.

Holton S, Thananjeyan A, Rowe H, Kirkman M, Jordan L, McNamee K, et al. The fertility management experiences of Australian women with a non-communicable chronic disease: Findings from the Understanding Fertility Management in Contemporary Australia Survey. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2018;22(6):830-840.

Holton S, Papanikolaou V, Hammarberg K, Rowe H, Kirkman M, Jordan L, et al. Fertility management experiences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome in Australia. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. 2018;1-6.

2017

Bateson D, McNamee K. Perimenopausal contraception: A practice-based approach. Aust Fam Physician. 2017;46(6):372-7.

McNamee K, Bateson D, Pearson S. Combined oral contraceptives: The GP consultation. Medicine Today. 2017; 18(8):51-58.

Bateson D, Stewart S, McNamee K. An update on combined hormonal contraceptive pills. Medicine Today. 2017; 18(7):51-55.

Pearson S, Stewart M, Bateson D. Implanon NXT: Expert tips for best-practice insertion and removal. Australian Family Physician. 2017; 46(3):104-108.

Wilkinson AL, McNamee K, El-Hayek C, Chow EP, Bradshaw CS, Roth N, et al. Utility of risk-based chlamydia testing in primary care: analysis of retrospective surveillance data among women in Melbourne, Australia. Sexual Health. 2017;10.1071/SH16202.

Kirkman M, Stubber C, Rowe H, Holton S, Bayly C, Jordan L, et al. Subjective meanings of ‘unintended’ pregnancy: interviews from understanding fertility management in contemporary Australia. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 2017;19(2):179-93.

Keogh LA, Newton D, Bayly C, McNamee K, Hardiman A, Webster A, et al. Intended and unintended consequences of abortion law reform: perspectives of abortion experts in Victoria, Australia. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. 2017;43(1):18-24.

Rowe H, Holton S, Kirkman M, Bayly C, Jordan L, McNamee K, et al. Abortion: findings from women and men participating in the Understanding Fertility Management in Contemporary Australia national survey. Sexual Health. 2017;10.1071/SH17004.

Freilich K, Holton S, Rowe H, Kirkman M, Jordan L, McNamee K, et al. Sociodemographic characteristics associated with the use of effective and less effective contraceptive methods: findings from the Understanding Fertility Management in Contemporary Australia survey. European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care. 2017;22(3):212-21.

Ellawela Y, Nilaweera I, Holton S, Rowe H, Kirkman M, Jordan L, et al. Contraceptive use and contraceptive health care needs among Sri Lankan migrants living in Australia: Findings from the understanding fertility management in contemporary Australia survey. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. 2017;12:70-5.

Bateson D, McNamee K. Perimenopausal contraception: A practice-based approach. Australian Family Physician. 2017;46(6):372-7.

2016

Bateson D, McNamee K. Ulipristal acetate: a new oral emergency contraceptive option. Medicine Today. 2016;17(6):636.

Bateson D, McNamee K. Intrauterine contraception. A best practice approach across the reproductive lifespan. Medicine Today. 2016;17(3):5561.

Newton, D, Bayly, C, McNamee, K, Bismark, M, Hardiman, A, Webster, A and Keogh, L 2016, “‘…a one stop shop in their own community’: Medical abortion and the role of general practice”, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, online 21 July.

D, Bayly, C, McNamee, K, Hardiman, A, Bismark, M, Webster, A and Keogh, L 2016, “How do women seeking abortion choose between surgical and medical abortion? Perspectives from abortion service providers”, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, online 17 August.

S, Rowe, H, Kirkman, M, Jordan, L, McNamee, K, Bayly, C, McBain, J, Sinnott, V and Fisher, J 2016, “Barriers to managing fertility: findings from the Understanding Fertility Management in Contemporary Australia Facebook Discussion Group”, vol. 5, no. 1, p. e7.

Holton, S, Rowe, H, Kirkman, M, Jordan, L, McNamee, K, Bayly, C, McBain, J, Sinnott, V and Fisher, J 2016, “Long-acting reversible contraception: findings from the Understanding Fertility Management in Contemporary Australia survey”, European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 116-31.

Rowe, H, Holton, S, Kirkman, M, Bayly, C, Jordan, L, McNamee, K, McBain, J, Sinnott, V and Fisher, J 2016, “Prevalence and distribution of unintended pregnancy: the Understanding Fertility Management in Australia National Survey”, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 104-9.

2015

Henzell, H and Berzins, K 2015, “Localized provoked vestibulodynia (vulvodynia): assessment and management”, Australian Family Physician, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 460-66.
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Costello, S, Quinn, M, Tatchell, A, Jordan, L and Neophytou, K 2015, “In the best interests of the child: preventing female genital cutting (FGC)”, British Journal of Social Work, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 1259-1276.

2014

Tabrizi, S, Brotherton, J, Kaldor, J, Skinner, S, Liu, B, Bateson, D, McNamee, K, Garefalakis, M, Phillips, S, Cummins, E, Malloy, M and Garland, S 2014, “Assessment of herd immunity and cross-protection after a human papillomavirus vaccination programme in Australia: a repeat cross-sectional study”, Lancet Infectious Diseases, published online 5 August.

Pearson, S and Cooray, S 2014, “Contraception: a new focus”, O&G Magazine, vol. 16, no. 3, pp, 14-16.

Lim, M, El-Hayek, C, Goller, J, Fairley, C, Nguyen, P, Hamilton, R, Henning, D, McNamee, K, Hellard, M and Stoove, M 2014, “Trends in chlamydia positivity among heterosexual patients from the Victorian Primary Care Network for Sentinel Surveillance, 2007-2011”, Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 200, no. 3, pp. 166-169.

Newton, D, Bayly, C, Fairley, C, Chen, M, Keogh, L, Temple-Smith, M, Williams, H, McNamee, K, Fisher, J, Henning, D, Hsueh, A and Hocking, J 2014, “Women’s experiences of pelvic inflammatory disease: implications for health-care professionals”, Journal of Health Psychology, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 618-28.

Ong, J, Temple-Smith, M, Wong, W, McNamee, K and Fairley, C 2014, “When two is better than one: differences in characteristics of women using condoms only compared to those using condoms combined with an effective contraceptive,” Journal of Women’s Health, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 168-174.

2013

Bradshaw CS, Walker J, Fairley CK, Chen MY, Tabrizi SN, Donovan B, et al. Prevalent and incident bacterial vaginosis are associated with sexual and contraceptive behaviours in young Australian women. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e57688.

Bowring AL, Goller JL, Gouillou M, Harvey C, Bateson D, McNamee K, et al. Chlamydia testing and retesting patterns at family planning clinics in Australia. sexual health. 2013;10(1):74-81.

Stewart, M, McNamee, K and Harvey, C 2013, “A practical guide to contraception part 3: traditional methods, sterilisation and emergency contraception,” Medicine Today, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 55-65.

Harvey, C, McNamee, K and Stewart, M 2013, “A practical guide to contraception part 2: long-acting reversible methods”, Medicine Today, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 39-51.

McNamee, K and Pearson, S 2013, “Mifepristone: increased scope for primary care termination of pregnancy”, Medicine Today, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 66-69.

McNamee, K, Harvey, C and Bateson, D 2013, “A practical guide to contraception part 1: contraceptive pills and vaginal rings”, Medicine Today, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 18-32.

Pearson, S 2013, “Sexuality and sexual health”, Check, Unit 496, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, East Melbourne, Vic.
(no link – racgp members only)

Bateson, D, McNamee, K and Briggs, P 2013, “Newer non-hormonal contraception”, British Medical Journal, published online February 14.

Newton, D, Keogh, L, Temple-Smith, M, Fairley, C, Chen, M, Bayly, C, Williams, H, McNamee, K, Henning, D, Hsueh, A, Fisher, J and Hocking, J 2013, “Key informant perceptions of youth-focussed sexual health promotion programs in Australia”, Sexual Health, vol. 10, pp. 47-56.

Ong, J, Temple-Smith, M, Wong, W, McNamee, K and Fairley, C 2013, “Prevalence and characteristics associated with use of withdrawal among women in Victoria, Australia”, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 74-78.

Smith, A, Fotinatos, N, Duffy, B and Burke, J 2013, “The provision of sexual health education in Australia: primary school teachers’ perspectives in rural Victoria”, Sex Education, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 247-262.

Roberts, A 2013, “Mind the gap: addressing HIV and STIs among young people in rural and regional areas”, HIV Australia, vol. 11, no. 3, p. 49.

Harvey, C, McNamee, K and Bateson, D 2013, “The contraceptive consultation”, in Briggs, P, Kovacs, G and Guillebaud, J (eds), Contraception: a casebook from menarche to menopause, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

2012

Garad R, McNamee K, Bateson D, Harvey C. Update on contraception. Aust Nurs J. 2012;20(4):34-7.- (no link available)

Bateson, D, McNamee, K, Harvey, C, and Stewart, M 2012, “Contraception for women aged over 40: an important but neglected area”, Medicine Today, vol. 13, no. 8, pp. 27-36. (link: )

McNamee, K, Bateson, D and Harvey, C, 2012, “Contraception for young people”, Medical Observer, July.

Ong, J, Temple-Smith, M, Wong, W, McNamee, K and Fairley, C 2012, “Contraception matters: indicators of poor usage of contraception in sexually active women attending family planning clinics in Victoria, Australia”, BMC Public Health, no. 1108.

Tabrizi, S, Brotherton, J, Kaldor, J, Skinner, S, Cummins, E, Liu, B, Bateson, D, McNamee, K, Garefalakis, M and Garland, S 2012, “Fall in human papillomavirus prevalence following a national vaccination program”, Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 206, pp. 1645-1651. (link: )

Lim, S, Goller, J, Guy, R, Gold, J, Stoove, M, Hocking, J, Fairley, C, Henning, D, McNamee, K, Owen, L, Sheehan, P and Hellard, M 2012, “Correlates of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in a primary care sentinel surveillance network”, Sexual Health, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 247-253. (link: )

Temple-Smith, M, Pirotta, M, Kneebone, J, McNamee, K, Fairley, C, Bilardi, J and Hocking, J 2012, “A missed opportunity: lessons learnt from a chlamydia testing observation study in general practice,” Australian Family Physician, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 413-416.

Walker, J, Tabrizi, S, Fairley, C, Chen, M, Bradshaw, C, Twin, J, Taylor, N, Donovan, B, Kaldor, J, McNamee, K, Urban, E, Walker, S, Currie, M, Birden, H, Bowden, F, Gunn , J, Pirotta, M, Gurrin, L, Harindra, V, Garland, S and Hocking, J 2012, “Chlamydia trachomatis incidence and re-infection among young women – behavioural and microbiological characteristics”, PLoS One, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1-9.

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