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Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with PCOS

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Perceptions and experiences of lifestyle interventions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as a management strategy for symptoms of PCOS. Arentz, S., Smith, C.A., Abbott, J. et al. BMC Women’s Health 21, 107 (2021). The international clinical practice guidelines for PCOS emphasize diet and exercise as first-line management of clinical signs and symptoms. This study aimed to...

Healing Spiritual Harms: Supporting Recovery from LGBTQA+ Change and Suppression Practices

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The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, February 2021 This research report presents findings from a project conducted in partnership with the Brave Network, the Australian LGBTIQ+ Multicultural Council (AGMC) and the Victorian Government on recovery support needs of survivors of LGBTQA+ change and suppression (conversion) practices. Studies suggest that at...

GPs urged not to test gay men for STI ‘super bug’ over fears it will become more antibiotic resistant

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Guardian Australia, Wed 17 Mar 2021 03.30 AEDT GPs have been urged not to test gay men for one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections unless they have symptoms, with new research from the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre warning that treating asymptomatic men is accelerating its resistance to antibiotics. Many general practitioners have begun testing for Mycoplasma Genitalium as part...

What is Transgender Day of Visibility and Why Does It Matter?

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SHINE SA Media Release: 29 March 2021 March 31 will mark the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. Each year we acknowledge this day and celebrate transgender and gender diverse people around the globe and their experiences and achievements. The day also creates an opportunity to reflect on the barriers and violence trans and gender diverse people face in the workplace, at...

Covid Vaccine Eligibility declaration form for PLHIV

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via AFAO/NAPWHA/Thorne Harbour Health, March 2021 Australia has now begun Phase 1b of the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out program. All people living with HIV are eligible to receive the vaccine during this phase. There is an Covid Vaccine Eligibility declaration form that Phase 1B eligible  patients can take with them to any vaccination clinic / hub.  HIV positive patients are explicitly included...

Rainbow Memories workshop this Saturday 20th March

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COTA SA, History Trust of South Australia, SAMESH & Feast Festival, March 2021 Join us to capture stories and mementoes from our LGBTI history. Think of up to 10 items (photos, flyers, sports trophies, banners, posters etc) you would like digitised or photographed, and about the stories that go with them. There will be people who will scan and photograph; scribes to help with writing your...

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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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