She's Out There is a podcast created for Tasmanian women about sexual and reproductive health.
S2 Ep 3: The Luxury of Choice
What happens when you don’t have the money to buy period products?
On this episode we’ve got the most recent research on the State of the Period in lutruwita/Tasmania. We speak to a period undies advocate, Jemma about what dignity means when you live on a low income. We also talk to Vikki Iwanicki from Queenstown about what period poverty looks like when you get out of the city.
Listen if you want to understand both the personal and big picture of period poverty in lutruwita, and how we can change it!
S2 Ep 2: Crouching Tampon, Hidden Plastic
Single use period products are everywhere! They are so popular in fact that we’ve got something of an environmental mess on our hands.
But how did single use pads and tampons get to be so popular? How did we get to be so reliant? And what should we do about them?
Our guests Rachel and Madeline take us on a journey – into the past and into the future of period products and how we can turn this ship around!
S2 Ep 1: Your period has been hijacked!
Have you experienced that weird sense of shame, embarrassment and secrecy about your period? You’re not alone!
On this episode we hear from Maggie, about what it’s like growing up not being able to talk about your period. We also interview the incredible, Jane Bennet, period taboo expert, who explains where the period taboo comes from, why it likes to stick around, and how it impacts our health.
Listen if you want to find out how to kick the period taboo out of your life and the lives of your friends and family!
Episode 6a Getting help when sex is painful – Dr Sue Mallett
In the 1970s and 80s most of adolescent Australia learnt about sex and sexuality from the doctor who wrote a column for Dolly magazine – Dolly Doctor. For our podcast, we’ve been lucky to have Dr Sue Mallett available to answer all sorts of questions about these sometimes tricky topics.
In this final episode in the series, Dr Sue talks with Women’s Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan about the things that can cause painful sex – vaginismus, vulvodynia or just not being into it.
Episode 6 Getting help when sex is painful - Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist Rachel Andrew
When Rachel Andrew graduated from her master’s degree, her mother crocheted a vulva for her. Not your everyday graduation present but a useful tool for a continence and women’s health physio looking for a way to discuss anatomy in a comfortable way. Women’s Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan talks with Rachel about the very hopeful news on treatment for women who experience painful sex.
Episode 5 Termination of pregnancy in Tasmania
The termination of a pregnancy is a huge, difficult and sometimes frightening decision. In this episode Women's Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan and Launceston GP Dr Sue Mallett explain what is involved for any woman researching this decision.