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School-based relationships and sexuality education programmes in primary school

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Roxana Aguilar Alonso, Kerryann Walsh, Lisa van Leent & Claire Moran (2023) School-based relationships and sexuality education programmes in primary schools: contexts, mechanisms and outcomes, Sex Education, DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2023.2167816 Abstract:  This paper presents findings from a literature review on relationships and sexuality education for primary (elementary) school programme...

Updated guidelines for PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) after non-occupational and occupational exposure to HIV 

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Australasian Society for HIV Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), June 2023 ASHM has updated the National Guidelines for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after non-occupational and occupational exposure to HIV .  These guidelines outline the updated Australian recommendations for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) following potential or known exposure...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIASB+ people and mental health and wellbeing

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The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 2023. Authors: Madi Day, Bronwyn Carlson, Dameyon Bonson and Terri Farrelly. The high rates of suicide-related behaviour among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, combined with similar evidence relating to LGBTQIA+ people, suggest that there is a need to investigate the compound risk of suicide-related behaviour among people who are...

Free cervical screening clinic for trans and gender diverse people

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SHINE SA, June 2023 SHINE SA is offering FREE Cervical Screening Clinics for trans and gender diverse people with a cervix. Specific appointments will be held during June and July 2023 at SHINE SA Hyde Street Practice – starting this weekend. These appointments will give you the option of self-collection, so you can do the swab yourself rather than a health worker. There will also be a peer...

Treatment as prevention effect of direct-acting antivirals on primary hepatitis C virus incidence

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van Santen DK, Sacks-Davis R, Stewart A, Boyd A, Young J, van der Valk M, Smit C, Rauch A, Braun DL, Jarrin I, Berenguer J, Lazarus JV, Lacombe K, Requena MB, Wittkop L, Leleux O, Salmon D, Bonnet F, Matthews G, Doyle JS, Spelman T, Klein MB, Prins M, Asselin J, Stoové MA, Hellard M; InCHEHC study group. Treatment as prevention effect of direct-acting antivirals on primary hepatitis C virus...

Coping with Gender Dysphoria: A Quick Workbook

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SHINE SA, 6th June 2023 Coping with Gender Dysphoria: A Quick Workbook, is a new peer-led resource by SHINE SA’s Gender Connect Country SA. Coping with gender dysphoria can be a significant challenge for people who are transgender, nonbinary, or gender diverse (TGD). While not all TGD people will experience gender dysphoria in the same way (or at all), gender dysphoria can impact nearly all areas...

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