Our second Unplanned Pregnancy and Abortion in Australia Conference was held in Brisbane on August 3 and 4 2017. The conference included presentations by over 40 speakers from across clinical, academic, and community sectors from around the country and was attended by over 200 delegates. We were overwhelmed by the interest in our conference this year and thank all of those involved in making it a success.
The conference was an opportunity for health and community professionals working with women experiencing unplanned pregnancy, and those interested in or working in the fields of abortion provision from across Australia, to advance their skills and expertise in this area of reproductive health. The conference is also a unique opportunity for the sector to come together and share experiences and discuss national and local responses.
Profits made from our conference are used to support our Queensland Abortion Fund providing money to women facing extreme disadvantage, that they do not have to repay. Many of the women who need this help are victims of domestic and/or sexual violence. Many have little or no income, or access to family finances.
Speaker presentations and conference report
The powerpoints from most speakers will be available here soon. A conference report providing a summary of the two days and the conference call to actions will be available in late 2017.