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Biographical entry Siedlecky, Stefania Winifred (1921 - )

AM

Born
1921
Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physician, Gynaecologist and Epidemiologist

Summary

Stefania Siedlecky was one of the first two female resident medical officers at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney. She spent nearly thirty years in general practice and was on the gynaecology staff at Rachel Forster Hospital in Sydney 1960-1974. While working with Family Planning New South Wales in the 1970s Siedlecky helped to establish the Leichhardt Women's Health Centre and the Preterm Foundation, two initiatives which brought safe legal abortion to New South Wales. She has written papers on teenage pregnancy, contraceptive use and abortion and has contributed to international publications.

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Events

1943
Education - Medical graduate at the University of Sydney
1943? - 1944?
Career position - One of the first female Resident Medical Officers at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney
1944? - 1971
Career position - General practice in Sydney and Blackheath
1960 - 1974
Career position - Gynaecologist at the Rachel Forster Hospital, Sydney
1971 - c. 1972
Career position - Worked on a casual basis with Family Planning New South Wales
c. 1972 - 1974
Career position - Clinical and Training Doctor at Family Planning New South Wales
1974
Career position - Consultant in Family Planning at the Commonwealth Department of Health
1974 - 1986
Career position - Senior Advisor in Family Planning and Women's Health at the Commonwealth Department of Health
1978
Education - Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Demographics completed at London University
1980
Career position - Member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations (UN) Mid-Decade Conference for Women in Copenhagen, Denmark
1984
Career position - Member of the Australian delegation to the International Conference on Population in Mexico City, Mexico
1985
Career position - Member of the Australian delegation to the United Nations (UN) End of Decade Conference for Women in Nairobi, Kenya
1986
Life event - Retired
1987
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
1989 -
Career position - Honorary Associate in Demography at Macquarie University, New South Wales

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Biographical cuttings on Stefania Siedlecky, Dr., medic, Cuttings Files BIOG; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Reviews

  • Siedlecky, Stefania, review of Tyler, Peter J., No Charge - No Undressing: Fronting up for Good Health (2003), Health and History, vol. 6, no. 1, 2004, pp. 135-138. Details

Online Resources

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