- 25 March 1921
Blackheath, New South Wales, Australia
- Medical practitioner
Stefania Siedlecky was one of the first two women medical officers to work at St.Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales (NSW). A general practioner with a particular interest in women's health, she was influential in the development of the family planning movement in NSW, joining Family Planning NSW in 1971. In 1974 she helped set up the Leichhardt (NSW) Women's Health Centre and the Preterm Foundation, two initiatives which brought safe legal abortion to NSW. From these beginnings, she developed a national, then international, reputation. In 1986 she joined the United Nations Family Planning Assocation (UNFPA) Special Advisory Committee on Women, Population and Development and in 1988 condcuted a review of the UNFPA program in Zambia.