Storylines: Her Voice Matters is a collaborative project by Women’s Health Goulburn North East, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee and Murray PHN that invites women to share their experiences of sexual and reproductive health.
Each story becomes part of a bigger story that will help build a picture of how we can improve the quality, access, and type of health support for women.
Sexual and reproductive health is an important issue for all women, affecting them at every life stage, and influences how women develop and maintain meaningful relationships, appreciate their bodies, interact with others, express affection, love, and intimacy and by choice, bear children (WHV, 2016).
A woman’s sexual and reproductive health is influenced by her access to affordable and timely information and services.
It can be about :
sexually transmitted infections
polycystic ovarian syndrome
all-options pregnancy support
termination of pregnancy
prenatal and postnatal support
cancer screening (breast/cervical)
menopause & peri-menopause; and
other issues that affect a womans health.
What does the project involve?
Storytelling is the universal tool that enables humans to express, understand and connect. It helps us to process and express feelings, and make meaning from our experience. Visual storytelling uses images which can help us find the words to share our experience.
Storytelling has been chosen because it is accessible for all women and deepens our connection to who we are. Her Voice Matters provides different ways for you to tell and share your story.
What will happen to my story?
Your story will be used to tell us where things are working well and where things are not working well. As we gather experiences of women from across our region we will have a clear picture of what women really need in order to have great sexual and reproductive health.
You can share your story on the Storylines website or download the Her Voice Matters Pack from the website and email your story to us. Your experience will become an important part of future changes to Women’s Health services in our region.
How can I be involved?
Visit the Storylines website to find out more about contributing your story.
We will always treat your experiences with understanding, respect, kindness, and confidentiality.
Find the Storylines: Her Voice Matters stories contributed so far here