The first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women, led by the International Menopause Society (IMS), was published in four leading international medical journals today.
The statement has been authored by a diverse team of leading experts based around the world and has been endorsed by internationally-esteemed medical societies.
It follows years of debate regarding testosterone therapy for women and, for the first time, provides agreement among experts and medical societies about how testosterone could be prescribed for women.
By Jon Johnson, Reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, CRNP
Bipolar disorder causes a person to experience intense shifts in moods, sometimes from a manic state to a depressed state, for example. These shifts can occur with changes in sexual desire, confidence, or sexual function.
Though the symptoms vary from person to person, bipolar disorder can disrupt several aspects of a person’s life, including their sexuality.
In this article, we discuss sexual symptoms of bipolar disorder and ways to manage them.
This special edition of Drugs and Alcohol Today, entitled “Chemsex – Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure”, acknowledges an aspect of drug taking that is often ignored in the discourse on the “scourge” of drug abuse – that drugs enhance pleasure.
Amidst the pleasure brought on by “chems”, there has been pain. Drug overdoses and deaths fuelled by a prohibition that supports an illicit market of unlabelled, often adulterated drugs and fear that calling an ambulance will implicate you in a crime
Chemsex is a unique phenomenon, requiring unique public health responses. The melding of smart phone apps, spatial data and real time “personal adverts requires a significant re-think and re-design when developing public health responses”.
This issue publishes work from experts that help gay communities to mobilise their own responses. It takes the onus off public health policy to respond, and respectfully recognises the agency and resilience within gay communities, to formulate culturally and contextually competent community responses to chemsex.
Free access to this special issue until March 31st
Charli Hope is an Art Therapist offering FREE Art Therapy services to clients of SHINE SA as part of a student placement. Art Therapy is a great way to explore yourself through guided art and creativity-based activities!
Anyone 12+ years old is welcome, and no previous art experience or
skills are required.
SHINE SA Woodville and Davoren Parkartart
Mondays 10am-5pm (SHINE SA Woodville)
Wednesdays 10am-5pm (SHINE SA Davoren Park)
Thursdays 10am-5pm (SHINE SA Davoren Park)
Fridays 10am-5pm (SHINE SA Davoren Park)
All bookings are by appointment only
WHAT TO BRING:
Yourself and an idea of something you would like to explore in session.
Private individual sessions are available and are 60-90
Group sessions – Details are to be advised once group numbers have
HOW TO BOOK:
Email Charli Hope or call the SHINE SA reception desk
(and mention Charli Hope) on 1300 794 584