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Surgeon Who Was Denied Disability Insurance for Taking PrEP Tells His Story

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HIV & ID OBSERVATIONS, July 8th, 2018 Earlier this year, urology resident Dr. Philip Cheng appeared on the front page of the New York Times. Here was the headline: He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn’t Get Disability Insurance. The piece understandably drew widespread attention, with sharp disapproval of the denial from ID specialists and public health officials. We couldn’t...

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...

Has marriage equality made health care more accessible for LGBTIQ people?

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SBS, 8 MAY 2018 – 11:53 AM Some homophobia and transphobia persists in the medical profession, especially in rural areas, and even accepting doctors sometimes make assumptions about relationships that leave queer patients with sub-standard treatment. When we’re at our most needy and vulnerable, all humans want to feel safe and accepted. Having to go back into the closet, or continually...

Improving cultural understanding and engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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1800RESPECT, July 2017 This article is adapted from Craig Rigney’s Workers Webinar presentation, Improving Cultural Understanding and Engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Contents: What is cultural understanding? Am I using a cultural lens? Engagement strategies What is family or lateral violence? Next steps Further reading and related tools: Read more of...

Health-care system challenging for LGBQ women giving birth

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Herald News (Canada), October 13, 2015 – 6:45am When Lisa Goldberg walks into a room to find a new mother, babe in her arms and surrounded by family, the nurse’s first question will always be the same: Who is everybody? It may seem like an obvious thing to ask, but often clinicians — and society — jump to assumptions about what a new family looks like. The “mommy, daddy, baby” image, as...

Let’s talk about sex over 60: condoms, casual partners and the ageing body

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The Conversation, July 29, 2015 6.06am AEST Over the past few years we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians aged 60 years and older. To understand why STIs are on the rise, we need to know more about older people’s sexual and romantic relationships, their knowledge of STIs and safe sex, and the safe sex practices that they use. Read more...

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