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Nearly half of all women are denied bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report ‘My Body is My Own’

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United Nations Population Fund,  14th April 2021 Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care, according to UNFPA’s 2021 flagship State of World Population report, released today. For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy: the power and agency to make...

New SMS service for SA HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Hotline

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Communicable Disease Control Branch, Health Regulation and Protection, Department of Health and Wellbeing, Government of South Australia,  February 2021 The South Australian HIV PEP Hotline (1800 022 226) provides advice, triage and information to members of the community who may have been exposed to HIV, and if assessed as eligible, directs them to their nearest PEP access point. Most HIV PEP...

Australian HIV Peer Support Standards

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National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWHA), 2020 The HIV Peer Support Standards, developed by the National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPHWA), is a welcomed resource and addresses a long standing gap in policy and program planning of services for people living with HIV. The evidence-informed standards provide a step-by-step guide that create a framework for...

Results of the GOANNA Survey 2

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YoungDeadlyFree, 2020 Here are the results for the latest Australia-wide sexual health survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, The GOANNA Survey 2. The survey included more than 1300 participants aged 16-29 years from urban, regional and remote parts of mainland Australia and was led by Professor James Ward of the University of Queensland (formerly of SAHMRI). Questions...

CAMHS seeking feedback from Queer and Gender Diverse young people and families who have accessed their services

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CAMHS  (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), December 2020 CAMHS  (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) is seeking feedback from Queer and Gender Diverse young people and families who have accessed CAMHS services.  The CAMHS Rainbow Group is wanting to hear how Queer and Gender Diverse people have experienced their services so that they can make sure they are providing the most...

Auckland Sexual Health Service ‘lacks resources’ to fight syphilis outbreak

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Stuff NZ, By Stephen Forbes / 09:10, Nov 12 2020 Auckland Sexual Health Service’s Dr Sunita Azariah says a lack of resources is hampering its ability to contact trace and control the spread of syphilis. And according to Azariah, in areas like south Auckland it is growing due to poverty and poor access to healthcare. According to the Ministry of Health in New Zealand syphilis has been...

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