More by Kate

Freelance writing

Are you Period Positive? for Tsuno

Declining pap smear test rates but let's not call women slack for SBS Life

Four things women with endometriosis want you to know for SBS Life

Four things you may not know about endometriosis for Tsuno

Women's magazines could play a role in promoting natural births for The Conversation

Women with endometriosis need support, not judgement for The Conversation

Research featured in the media

'Do mad people get endometriosis or does endo make you mad?' for The Gaurdian

176 million women worldwide suffer the pain, but have you heard of Endometriosis? for ABC Nightlife

With endometriosis, shouldn't 'let's get you well' come before 'let's get you pregnant' for The Guardian

'Grin and bear it' is a poor cure for monthly misery for Herald Sun

Academic publications

Young, K., Fisher, J., & Kirkman, M. (2017) Clinicians' perceptions of women's experiences of endometriosis and of psychosocial care for endometriosis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 57(1): 87-92.

Hammarberg, K., Collins, V., Holden, C., Young, K., & McLachlan, R. (2017) Men's knowledge, attitudes and behaviours relating to fertility. Human Reproduction Update, Epub ahead of print.

Kirkman, M., Young, K., Evans, S., & Rusckaite, R. (2017) Men's perceptions of prostate cancer diagnosis and care: Insights from qualitative interviews in Victoria, Australia. BMC Cancer, 17(1): 704.

Young, K., Fisher, J., & Kirkman, M. (2016) Endometriosis and fertility: Women’s accounts of healthcareHuman Reproduction, 31(3): 554-62.  

Zadoroznyj, M., Brodribb, W., Young, K., Kruske, S., & Miller, Y. (2015) 'I really needed help': What mothers say about their post-birth care in Queensland, Australia. Women and Birth28(3): 246-51.

Young, K., Fisher, J., & Kirkman, M. (2014) Women’s experiences of endometriosis: A systematic review and synthesis of qualitative research. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care41(3): 225-34.

Jenkinson, B., Young, K., & Kruske, S. (2014) Maternity services and the discharge process: A review of practice in Queensland. Women and Birth27(2): 114-120.

Young, K. & Kruske, S. (2013) How valid are the common concerns raised against water birth? A focused review of the literature. Women and Birth26(2), 105-109.

Kruske, S., Young, K., Jenkinson, B., and Catchlove, A. (2013) Maternity care providers’ perceptions of women’s autonomy and the law. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13 (84), 1471-2393. 


Ruseckaite, R., Millar, J., Kirkman, M., Fisher, J., Young, K., Holton, S., Mazza, D., & Evans, S. (2015). Why are mortality rates for men with prostate cancer higher in Gippsland than in most other Victorian integrated cancer services? Melbourne, Australia: Monash University. Report prepared for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Young, K., Jenkinson, B., & Kruske, S. (2013). From the hospital to the home: A review of postnatal transfer of care practice in Queensland. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Centre for Mothers & Babies. 

Young, K., & Kruske, S. (2012). Water immersion in Queensland: Evidence, access and uptake. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies.