More than half of Aussie men report experiencing sexual difficulties

The Conversation, March 22, 2019

One in two Australian men aged 18 to 55 have experienced sexual difficulty in the past 12 months, according to data released this week.

The findings are drawn from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, which included more than 12,000 men. Overall, 54% of sexually active men reported having at least one specific sexual problem lasting three months or more.

The men reported a range of difficulties.

Opiate use quadruples in Australia, while 85 per cent of the world has zero access: study

ABC, 4/2/2016

Key points:

  • Study reveals opiate use doubled in developed countries, quadrupled in Australia
  • 85 per cent of world’s population have no access to opioids
  • Uganda plans to grow its own opium crops to overcome the issue of affordability

Professor Richard Mattick, senior author of the paper, published in The Lancet, said researchers found 95 per cent of all opioids were used in western and central Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

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  • Read the abstract of the paper in The Lancet here