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Intersex Peer Support Australia launches

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Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA), 25th October 2019 On the eve of Intersex Awareness Day, an internationally observed awareness day designed to highlight human rights issues faced by intersex people, and observed on 26 October each year, one of the oldest intersex groups in the world is launching a new name, branding and website. Intersex Peer Support Australia (IPSA) will carry on the...

UNESCO paper busts myths about comprehensive sexuality education

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UNESCO, 2019 Comprehensive sexuality education is an essential part of a good quality education that improves sexual and reproductive health, argues Facing the Facts, a new policy paper by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report at UNESCO that seeks to dispel social and political resistance to sexuality education in many countries. Globally, each year, 15 million girls marry before the age...

Informed consent, individual care vital to ensure reproductive rights of transgender Australians

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The Conversation By Damien Riggs July 11, 2018 6.02am AEST For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital. Yet for transgender people, informed consent may be hindered by how medical professionals share information. This is especially the case in the context of reproductive health, where speaking about reproductive materials is often highly gendered. Both the World Professional...

New free MOOC from Adelaide Uni: Sex and Human Reproduction

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University of Adelaide, June 2018 AdelaideX’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer learners free to study university-level online courses on a variety of topics.  AdelaideX’s latest MOOC, Sex and Human Reproduction, will launch on Thursday 12 July and enrolments are now open.  Led by Professor Mario Ricci (Adelaide Medical School), and made in collaboration with experts from the Robinson...

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...

Sex drive: Understanding why low libido is a common problem in middle-aged women

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ABC Health & Wellbeing, Sunday at 08:08 While it’s hard to know exactly how many women experience low libido, it seems it might be more common than previously thought. Almost 70 per cent of Australian women aged 40-65 years old reported a lack of sexual desire in a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The authors noted this was “somewhat higher” than...

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