August 2016 • PINDARA MAGAZINE [Issue 7]
Domestic violence remains one of the most complex social issues in society. Victims, children, families, friends, police and courts are all impacted such that DV must be considered everyones business. All members of society need to take a role in helping reduce this scourge. The words of the amazing young woman, Malala Yousafzai, should ring in our ears, "There is a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up". What are we Gold Coast residents going to do?
Feature Article by Dr Tim O'Dowd and Niamh O'Dowd.
31 December 2015
Many couples in Australia resort to the miracle of IVF to achieve their dream of having a baby. All hope for success after one or two cycles. Despite the well publicised successes, for many the reality is that repeated IVF cycles have to be undertaken. Disappointment, frustration and large medical bills can bring the dream to an end.
A recent large study gives us a picture of the cumulative success rates of IVF cycles (JAMA, Dec. 2015: vol 314. No.24). The bottom line is that persistence will be rewarded!
24 November 2015
Domestic Violence is a massive community problem. There are substantial immediate and long term health sequelae where medical assistance is required. I believe that every doctor, in General Practice or as a Specialist, can improve recognition of domestic violence, learn how best to respond, and know when and where to safely refer.
I have written a paper on the subject, entitled "Domestic Violence is Everyone's Business. Considering Doctors' Roles".
3 November 2015
I am proud to support RizeUp Australia in taking a stand against Domestic and Family Violence. RizeUp is a community driven organisation dedicated to supporting the many families affected by Domestic and Family Violence.
RizeUp relies on donations of goods, services, gift vouchers and cash from the community, businesses and foundations.RizeUp.com.au
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