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A global review of existing literature on the sexual exploitation of boys

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ECPAT International (Global Boys Initiative), released 2021 In recent years, there has been a growing awareness that we lack a comprehensive understanding of  how sexual exploitation affects boys. Data on the sexual exploitation of all children is generally lacking. When it does exist, it tends to focus on girls. Yet, evidence suggests that boys may be as, or even more, vulnerable than girls in...

What makes gay and bisexual men in Australia choose not to take PrEP?

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nam/aidsmap, 14 April 2022 Perceived irrelevance, lack of awareness, problems with access, side effects, negative social impacts, and concerns about lack of STI protection, effectiveness and adherence are the most common reasons for not using PrEP among gay and bisexual men in Australia. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Behavioral Medicine which analysed reasons for...

What health strategies could help achieve hepatitis C elimination?

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Kirby Institute, UNSW, Wednesday, 6 April 2022 The World Health Organization has set an ambitious target to eliminate hepatitis C as a public health threat by 2030. Some countries, including Australia, have made good progress, but if elimination is to be achieved, existing health strategies need to be scaled up and targeted toward the people most at risk, according to new research from the Kirby...

Study: Identity and Wellbeing in LGBTQIA+ people with Refugee Backgrounds

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 School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, April 2022 Researchers at the University of Adelaide are conducting a study entitled “Exploring Identity Formation and its Psychological Impacts in Gender and Sexuality Diverse people with Refugee Backgrounds”. As part of this study, they hope to talk with two groups of participants: Individuals who are service providers/mental health professionals...

Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for intersex people

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Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with variations in sex characteristics. Australian Human Rights Commission, 2021.  Authors: Michael Frommer, John Howell, Edward Santow, Dr Susan Cochrane, and Bruce Alston. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s report, Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with...

Youth largely underestimate the risks of contracting STIs through oral sex

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The Conversation, January 2022 / The Annals of Family Medicine, January 2022 Young people are largely unaware of the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, through oral sex. That’s the finding of our recent study, published in Annals of Family Medicine.* Historically, research on reducing STI transmission among young people has focused primarily on heterosexual vaginal...

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