Ross River virus

Ross River virus infection is spread by the bites of infected female mosquitoes (freshwater and saltwater), but it causes symptoms

Listeria risk in pregnancy

Listeria is a type of bacteria that can cause a serious illness (listeriosis) in pregnant women. Listeria bacteria are widely

Emergency contraception – morning-after pill

Emergency contraception is a method used to prevent an unwanted pregnancy following an act of unprotected intercourse. Emergency contraception must

Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants outside the uterus (womb). Ectopic means ‘outside’ or ‘in the wrong place’.


Male condoms, or sheaths, are a type of barrier contraception that can be used to prevent both pregnancy and the

Reflux in babies

Reflux, when the contents of the stomach flow back up the oesophagus, is a common problem in babies younger than

Contraception: injection

Choosing a method of contraception can be a difficult task for many individuals and couples in Australia. One method that

Pregnancy testing

Pregnancy testing can be done from around the time that your period is due, and involves testing your urine for

Toxaemia of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia)

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that can affect pregnant women, resulting in high blood pressure and damage to one or more

Nappy rash

Nappy rash is a skin condition that causes babies’ skin to become red and sore on the buttocks and nearby

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