Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), June 2019
This Deadly Sex Update webinar provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and community workers with an introduction and the latest news in hepatitis C and HIV.
The information presented supports health workers to discuss key messages with clients and the community around hep C and HIV, including testing, prevention, current treatments and management.
Presenter: Dr Darren Russell, Director of Cairns Sexual Health.
Presented on: Monday 10 June 2019
Deakin University, October 2018
Acknowledging the capacity of literature to reflect and shape significant aspects of human development, this collection of essays takes as its central theme the representation of sexuality and sexual identities in texts for young people. Previous scholarship has established important connections between sexuality and gender, as well as sexuality and queerness, in literature for children and young adults. Investigations have also been made into the way particular genres and individual texts deal with desire, sex and sexuality.
This collection builds upon these individual approaches, while extending out to the analysis of various forms and incarnations of sexuality, across genres, texts and time periods. Keeping sexuality and sexual identities in writing for young people as its core focus, it will include analysis and discussion of representations of heterosexualities, homonormativity, trans subjectivities, asexuality, and the intersections between sexuality and other identity categories such as gender, race and class, across a range of texts and readerships.
The editors therefore welcome abstracts that revisit historical approaches to the study of childhood/adolescence and sexuality in literature, as well as those that provide contemporary and forward-looking models that take account of current and emerging sexual identities. Similarly, they welcome a wide range of theoretical approaches to this subject matter.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
• Sex and sexuality in historical literature for children
• Same-sex desire in young adult fiction from Stonewall to the AIDS era
• Hetero- and homo-normative families in picture books and junior fiction
• “Straightness” in junior and/or young adult fiction
• Queer spaces and queer geographies in writing for young people
• Trans identities in children’s texts
• Intersections between sexuality and race, class, gender, ability, age and/or nationality
• Transnational approaches to sex and sexuality
• Connections between romance narratives and ideologies around sex and sexuality
• Religion/religious themes and sexual morality
• “Post-gay” identities in millennial writing for young people
• The role of genre in depictions of sex and sexuality for young people
SIN, November 2017
SIN is the South Australian Sex Industry Network.
SIN is run by sex workers for sex workers and offers peer support, education, information, advocacy and referral services for sex workers.
SIN has two events scheduled for FEAST. These events are open to the general public.
1. SIN Retrospective
This multimedia retrospective by sex workers showcases projects, posters and artwork exploring the realities of trans, male, female and street-based sex workers across ages and cultural backgrounds.
When: from Thurs 9th- Mon 27th Nov, 11am – 10pm daily
(Opening night is Wed 8th Nov 5:30-7:30)
Where: Upstairs at the Edinburgh Castle Hote
2. Ask a Sex Worker a Question
Step into the Fantasy Brothel confidential confessional and ask a sex worker everything you always wanted to know about sex work but were too afraid to ask.
Wed 15th Nov
4-6pm and 7-9pm
Wed 22nd Nov
4-6pm and 7-9pm
Where: Upstairs at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel
SHINE SA, October 2017
This dynamic 3-day course aims to update workers to include relationships and sexual health education and support in their work.
On completion of the FRESH Course you will have:side
• an increased level of confidence working with people in the area of sexual health and relationships
• a better understanding of how values and beliefs may influence your practice in this area of work
• a new vocabulary about sexual health and relationships to use in practice
• skills to support sexual health needs
• developed an understanding of current resources available and how to use them effectively
• History of Sexuality & Disability
• Contraception & Pregnancy Options
• STIs & Safer Sex
• Healthy Relationships
• Sex & The Law
• Impact of psychotropic medications
• Sexual Violence & Safety
• Sexual & Gender Diversity
• Assessment tools
• Resource exploration
• Communicating about sexuality
WHEN: 14–16 November 2017 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
WHERE: SHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville
TIME: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
COST: $399 Student Concession: $359
Cold metal. Eerie clicking sound. Torturous duck-billed shape. Yes, I’m talking about the speculum, the anxiety-inducing device that doctors use to check vaginal health. Despite its status as an instrument of discomfort and its dark history–involving a doctor who experimented on slave women – the speculum remains to this day one of the centerpieces of the often dreaded annual pelvic exam.
A team of four designers at the global design agency Frog is on a mission to redesign it – and reimagine what it means to go to the gynecologist in the first place.