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First criminal prosecution of female genital mutilation in Queensland goes to trial today

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ABC News, 21/05/18 The first couple to be prosecuted on female genital mutilation charges in Queensland have pleaded not guilty to allegedly taking two girls aged nine and 12 to Africa to undergo the procedure. The African man and woman—who cannot be named for legal reasons—were charged in 2015 on two counts each of removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation. Their case is...

Sex education gap haunts Australia’s international students

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SBS News, March 2nd, 2018 High numbers of international students with unwanted pregnancies is prompting questions about whether more could be done to better prepare those with little sexual health knowledge for life in Australia. Marie Stopes Australia, a national provider of sexual and reproductive health services, estimated 4000 international students seek abortions across the country each year...

Withdrawing Depo-Provera contraceptives would result in more lives lost than HIV infections prevented

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aidsmap / nam,  11 January 2018 Even if Depo-Provera and other contraceptive injections raise the risk of HIV infection, withdrawing them from use in African countries would greatly increase maternal mortality, a modelling study has shown. The loss of life due to pregnancy complications and unsafe abortions would far outweigh the number of HIV infections prevented, according to the study...

One in four people say those in same-sex relationships ‘should be charged as criminals’

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The Guardian, 1st November 2017 More than one in four people across the world think people engaging in same-sex relationships should be charged as criminals, according to a new survey of 77 countries and territories. However, there were major divisions in attitudes towards the criminalisation of those engaging in same-sex relationships when broken down across regions, the 2017 Ilga-Riwi global...

Managing Chronic Hepatitis B – Advice for GPs (SHINE SA video)

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SHINE SA, July 2017 Today, July 28th, is World Hepatitis Day. There are no ‘healthy carriers’ of hepatitis B! SA Health & SHINE SA are promoting a 6-minute video providing advice for general practitioners in diagnosing, managing and contact tracing patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), to assist in preventing serious liver disease. It is now known that people who were...

West African HIV-2 prevalence associated with lower historical male circumcision rate

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Medical News Today, Thursday 8 December 2016 Cities with substantial uncircumcised populations in 1950 tended to have higher HIV-2 prevalence from 1985. In West African cities, male circumcision rates in 1950 were negatively correlated with HIV-2 prevalence from 1985, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by João Sousa from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and...

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