CategoryGender & Sex

New fact sheet: Gender and Sexual Diversity 101

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SHINE SA, June 2022 SHINE SA have recently put together a new Information Sheet: Gender and Sexual Diversity 101. This resource is for those who want to know more about gender diversity and sexual diversity. The fact sheet covers: What is gender diversity? Terms to get you started- Gender (including  gender identity, gender expression, and gender roles) Sex (including intersex people) Download...

The Cost of Adverse LGBTIQ+ Mental Health

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Thorne Harbour Health, 30 May 2022 The poor mental health outcomes of LGBTIQ+ Victorians comes at an economic and financial cost estimated to be as high as $3 billion in research released today. Commissioned by Thorne Harbour Health, the report findings from Deloitte show the rate of lifetime mental health for LGBTIQ+ Victorians is 73%, significantly higher than the 46% among the general...

The lived experience of gender dysphoria in autistic young people

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Cooper, K., Butler, C., Russell, A. et al. The lived experience of gender dysphoria in autistic young people: a phenomenological study with young people and their parents. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry (2022). Abstract: Gender dysphoria is distress in relation to incongruence between an individual’s gender and sex assigned at birth. Gender clinics offer support for gender dysphoria, and there is a...

Understanding Suicide Among Trans and Gender Diverse People – new factsheet

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MindOut: Mental Health & Suicide Prevention / LGBTIQ+ Health Australia,  31st March, 2022 Many transgender and gender diverse people live happy and healthy lives; however, some also experience a higher burden of poor mental health and rates of suicidality than the general population. This factsheet has been created with information taken from LGBTIQ+ Health Australia’s National Mental...

Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for intersex people

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Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with variations in sex characteristics. Australian Human Rights Commission, 2021.  Authors: Michael Frommer, John Howell, Edward Santow, Dr Susan Cochrane, and Bruce Alston. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s report, Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with...

Transfemme resource to promote healthier relationships between trans women and cisgender men

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Zoe Belle Gender Collective  Transfemme is an Australian website designed to promote healthier relationships between trans women and cisgender men. This website has been created by the Zoe Belle Gender Collective in collaboration with a collective of Victorian-based trans women and cis men who have experience in dating or are in relationships with trans women. The content is based on the...

Welcome to SASHA

SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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