Illawarra Women’s Health Centre: 'Being a woman is a risk to your health'

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated March 4 2018 - 2:31am, first published March 3 2018 - 5:37am
'I didn’t think I was this sort of person': Donna, 53, says attending a quit smoking support group was the first step in changing her life. Photos: Adam McLean

As this year's International Women's Day approaches, Kate McIlwain explores an Illawarra health centre fighting the daily battle against the risks of being a woman.

For Donna, it started with a quit smoking support group.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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