Sexual & Reproductive Health


EMR Sexual & Reproductive Health Strategic Reference Group

The Strategic Reference Group (SRG) was formed in 2015 to assemble key regional stakeholders to endorse and operationalise the key priorities identified in the 2014 Eastern Metropolitan Region Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs Analysis.

The Needs Analysis, along with the first Victorian Women’s sexual and reproductive health: key priorities 2017–2020, formed the basis of the first regional strategic framework for women’s sexual and reproductive health.

In 2020, Women’s Health East conducted a consultation of regional stakeholders, desktop literature review and data analysis to determine key sexual and reproductive health issues and priority populations for women in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. The findings of this extensive consultation and research informed the development of the first regional strategic framework to improve women’s sexual and reproductive health, A Strategy for Equality and Background Paper.

The Strategy outlines key priorities and objectives necessary for local government, community health organisations, health promotion agencies and other organisations to drive coordinated action in the region to improve women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.

The Strategy was developed in consultation with, and endorsed by, members of the regional Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategic Reference Group (SRG), listed below:

  • Women’s Health East (Chair and Convener)
  • Boroondara City Council
  • Knox City Council
  • Maroondah City Council
  • Manningham City Council
  • Monash City Council
  • Whitehorse City Council
  • Yarra Ranges City Council
  • Access Health and Community
  • Inspiro
  • EACH
  • Eastern Health
  • Jean Hailes for Women’s Health
  • Family Planning Victoria
  • Headspace Knox
  • Neami
  • Marie Stopes Australia
  • Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL
  • Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health
  • Inner East Primary Care Partnership
  • Outer East Primary Care Partnership
  • Deakin University
  • Monash University

Contact: Belinda Crockett or Claire Butselaar, Women's Health East