CategoryLGBTIQ+ issues

Sexual Health and Relationship Wellbeing Significant Dates Calendar 2023

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SHINE SA, Posted on February 8, 2023 A new year presents itself with a great opportunity to raise awareness of the issues and topics we care about. Our Significant Dates Calendar is a list of 2023 events including Sexual Health Week, Mental Health Week, World Autism Day, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week to International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and...

New online course: Intro to Working with Trans & Gender Diverse People

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SHINE SA, November 2022 This online course has been developed to support people in their understanding of gender diversity. It will cover key concepts and terms related to gender diversity and provide an introduction to supporting trans and gender diverse people. This online course is self-paced and takes approximately 2 hours to complete. In this course you will cover: an introduction to gender...

Just Ask: Inclusive Language For Midwives And Birth Workers (Poster)

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A collaboration between Midwives Connecting Community, and Rainbow Families: September 05, 2022 Inclusive language is a way of acknowledging and respecting the diversity of peoples’ bodies, genders and relationships. As midwives and birth workers, using inclusive language supports people to feel safe within the health system, and acknowledges who they are. Using inclusive language doesn’t take...

Updated Standards of Care for Trans and Gender Diverse People

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World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), October 2022 Following five-years of rigorous scientific effort by more than 120 health care clinical and academic professionals across the globe, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has released the Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8 (SOC8). Building upon...

New resources to support LGBTIQ+ community with online safety

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The eSafety Commissioner (Australia), released September 2022 The eSafety Commissioner has launched new resources to help the LGBTIQ+ community safely navigate the online world, featuring guidance on a range of issues, from dealing with trolls to meeting people online. LGBTIQ+ people are more than twice as likely to experience online hate speech than other Australians, with 30 per cent targeted...

Analysis of non-binary sex responses in the 2021 Census

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Released 27/09/2022 The 2021 Census allowed all respondents to select from three response options for the sex question: male, female and non-binary sex. The purpose of the addition of the non-binary sex option was to allow respondents to participate in the Census when the male or female sex categories did not accurately describe their sex. As described...

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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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