Events and resources
Meet a Scientist - Women making a difference at the Women’s
Celebrating the International Day of Women & Girls in Science Event
In February this year the Women’s Hospital invited teachers of secondary school science to bring girls with a keen interest in science to meet four of our top young women researchers. The researchers shared their stories of how they became a scientist and now make groundbreaking discoveries to improve the health and wellbeing of women and babies. We hope the experience helped build understanding of how a career in science can be applied in a hospital setting to make a dramatic difference to people’s lives.
Starting conversations about female circumcision
Helping health professionals to start conversations about female genital cutting/female circumcision
Female circumcision, also known as female genital cutting or female genital mutilation, is the practice of partially cutting or totally removing the external female genitalia as part of a cultural practice.
‘Starting conversations about female circumcision’ is an animated video produced by cohealth which aims to enhance service provision through improving the knowledge of female circumcision (and related health impacts) and supporting health professionals to communicate with their clients about female circumcision. View the video on the cohealth website
The Women's Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide
The Women's Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Medicines Guide (PBMG) is a quick reference guide for healthcare professionals that provides practical and unbiased specialised information on medicine use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The PBMG website can be accessed on any internet enabled device, but the medicines information can only be viewed by subscribers or staff onsite at the Women's. Health professionals can register to the site and purchase an annual subscription.
Resources for health care professionals who care for Aboriginal mothers and babies.
Two videos have been developed for midwives, nurses and Aboriginal health workers to help them provide culturally considered care.The videos highlight the process involved when performing a post natal check for a well woman and baby and highlights the vital role of the Aboriginal Liaison Officer. View these videos on the Women’s Maternity Services Education Program (MSEP) web page.
Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the videos are a collaboration between the Women’s Maternity Services Education Program, the Women’s Badjurr Bulok Wilam unit, the Koori Maternity Services team and VACCHO (Victoria’s peak representative Aboriginal health body).
HealthPathways Melbourne is a website with relevant and evidence based information on the assessment and management of common clinical conditions, including referral guidance. HealthPathways Melbourne is developed by GPs, for general practice with input from specialists and other health professionals. The website can also be used by other registered health professionals acting within their scope of practice.
If you are a health professional, you can access the password-protected HealthPathways Melbourne site by emailing HealthPathways Melbourne to request a username and password. More information about HealthPathways Melbourne.