A report back on the Australasian Sexual Health and HIV&AIDS Conference 2019.
I work across the in-patient, (midwifery) setting, in the outpatient arm of our health service providing breastfeeding support, sexual health, women's health, and refugee health services. We collaborate regularly with the Aboriginal Health Service. I bear witness to the traumatising effects of colonisation on First Nation Peoples within our region. I see this as the number one priority, and few months ago I was elected to the Swan Hill Rural City Council
My 'bio' almost speaks to the challenges of providing sexual health care in the regions. Taking on many roles, filling gaps, but also understanding the impacts of limited services, difficulty retaining medical staff, and the tyranny of distance.