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Intimate partner violence before and during the COVID-19 lockdown

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O’Hara Caitlin Alsandria, Tan Rayner Kay Jin (2022) Intimate partner violence before and during the COVID-19 lockdown: findings from a cross-sectional study in Singapore. Sexual Health, Background: The coronavirus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic resulted in lockdowns worldwide, with reports suggesting a concomitant increase in the incidence of intimate partner violence (IPV). This study was...

Sex film viewing and hypersexual concerns – do they predict sexual responses with a partner?

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Prause Nicole, Siegle Greg (2022) Sex film viewing, but not hypersexual concerns, are associated with more sexual arousal in anticipation of an intimate partner experience. Sexual Health 19, 79-91.  Abstract: Background: Hypersexual behaviours could reflect psychopathology, in part, because they impair interactions with intimate partners. Methods: Hypersexual concerns were measured as: (1)...

Monkeypox webinar recording and information webpage now available

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IAS (International AIDS Society), June 2022 To contain the monkeypox outbreak, urgent action is needed to reach the most vulnerable people with accurate information and preventive interventions. Care must also be taken to not exacerbate stigma that may discourage the most vulnerable from accessing services.  IAS – the International AIDS Society – organized a webinar entitled “Monkeypox under the...

W3 Framework: Understanding, demonstrating, and improving the impact of peer work in public health

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University, June 2022 The W3 Project (funded by the Australian Government Department of Health) is a collaboration between researchers from ARCSHS and peer researchers from community organisations working in Australia’s public health response to HIV and hepatitis C.  The W3 Framework is a systems map that shows how...

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...

How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?

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Stuart Sarah, Richardson Daniel, Iwuji Collins, Soni Suneeta (2021) How long should clinicians spend sampling the pharynx for gonorrhoea culture specimens?. Sexual Health 19, 74-75. Abstract: There are few data on the length of time clinicians should take sampling the pharynx to optimise the sensitivity of gonorrhoea culture specimens and we aimed to gain a consensus on sampling time. The...

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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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