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Culturally Responsive Health in Clinical Settings webinars

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration

Communicating about reproductive and sexual health with refugees and migrants

Course overview

These webinars will assist you to develop strategies for conversations about reproductive and sexual health with individuals from migrant and refugee backgrounds, including international students and travellers, in order to support them in navigating the health care system and in overcoming barriers to health care access.


Who should register?

  • General practitioners;
  • Nursing staff;
  • Midwives, doulas, and birthing assistants;
  • Allied health professionals;
  • Gynaecologists and obstetricians;
  • Health professionals;
  • Pharmacists;
  • Clinic administration staff.


Modules / Topics

Introduction to working with interpreters and translators in reproductive and sexual health settings

  • Communication in health care settings
  • Working with interpreters and translators
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Face-to-face and phone consultations
  • Influences of culture on people’s attitudes to reproductive and sexual health

Preventing female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and supporting people who have experienced FGM/C

  • Prevalence of FGM/C
  • Why FGM/C is performed
  • Ongoing health problems associated with FGM/C
  • Barriers to accessing health care
  • Communicating with patients and implications for practice

Reproductive and sexual health for survivors of torture, trauma, and sexual violence

  • Understanding trauma, torture, and sexual violence
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Trauma effects
  • Health issues caused by sexual and gender-based violence
  • Barriers in accessing RSH services after violence
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Services for individuals who have experienced torture and trauma

Communicating contraceptive choices with migrants and refugees

  • Short history of contraception
  • Contraceptive use by migrants and refugees
  • Barriers and challenges to accessing contraception
  • Influence of religion and culture on contraceptive use
  • Myths and misconceptions
  • International students
  • Implications for clinical practice

Culturally responsive communication about disability and reproductive and sexual health

  • What is disability?
  • Living with disability in migrant and refugee communities
  • Disability, culture, and reproductive and sexual health
  • Barriers for people living with disabilities from refugee and migrant backgrounds
  • Myths about disability and reproductive and sexual health
  • Sexual violence
  • Implications for practice

Culturally responsive practice: intersex, sexuality diversity, and gender diversity in the context of migration

  • Commonly used terminology
  • Understanding intersex, gender diversity, and sexuality diversity
  • Legal issues
  • Health disparities
  • Challenges faced by gender, sex, and/or sexuality diverse people from refugee and migrant backgrounds
  • Implications for practice

These webinars have been made with the support of Queensland Health.

Culturally Responsive Health in Clinical Settings webinars
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Reproductive health
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration