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Religious refusal laws harm sexual minority mental health, study finds

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ScienceDaily, 23 May 2018. A new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher has found that state laws permitting the denial of services to same-sex couples because of religious or moral beliefs harm the mental health of sexual minority adults in those states. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, found these laws were associated with a 46 percent increase in...

Updated Pregnancy Choices Training in July

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SHINE SA, May 2018 SHINE SA’s Pregnancy Choices training for has been updated and is running in July. This 2-day course defines and explains all the options available to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It is open to nurses, midwives, doctors, counsellors, community health workers, school counsellors, youth workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, and any professional who encounters...

Breaking Down LGBTIQ Discrimination Takes Time

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By Dr Niki Vincent, the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity in South Australia, in The Conversation Some of the recent changes to our state legislation will deliver the kind of equality so many people have longed for — but many have not lived to see. These include ways to make it easier for trans and gender diverse people to change their registered gender on documentation, including birth...

Unplanned pregnancy resources for patients & health professionals

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Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse Connector,  June 2017 This Clearinghouse Connector focuses on the experience of unplanned pregnancy in Australia and the resources available for women and health professionals to help navigate the decision making process. Although there is surprisingly little information available about the prevalence of unintended pregnancy in Australia, it has been...

LGBTIQ South Australians receive apology for past wrongs

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Rainbow Labor South Australia Inc, 1st Dec 2016 Rainbow Labor has welcomed today’s apology by South Australian Labor Premier, Jay Weatherill, to South Australian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people. The apology, seconded by the Leader of the Opposition, recognises the discrimination LGBTIQ people have suffered under South Australian laws. Read more here rlsa...

Pregnancy Choices Training at SHine SA

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SHine SA, 14 July, 2015 This two-day course, developed for professionals, defines and explains all the options available to women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It is open to nurses, doctors, counsellors, community health workers, school counsellors, youth workers, indigenous health workers, and any professional who encounters clients with unplanned pregnancy. This course includes: •...

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