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Emotionally Safer Sex – event

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Sarah K Reece / SHINE SA, January 2018 Safer sex’ can be about much more than preventing unwanted infections. For many people, sexual experiences risk leaving emotional bruises, and sometimes our struggles and differences can make good sex seem out of reach. Sarah K Reece is the SHINE SA Artist-in-Residence. We would like to invite you to Sarah’s SHINE SA launch screening of her TEDx video...

Serving up inequality: How sex and gender impact women’s relationship with food

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Women’s Health Victoria, September 2017 This issues paper explores various aspects of women’s health relating to food. These include the impacts of nutritional deficiency, the links between nutrition and chronic disease and women’s food-related behaviours. Gender itself is a key structural determinant of women’s health and inequality, playing out in women’s roles in relation to food, in...

Broader definition of polycystic ovary syndrome is harming women: Australian experts

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The Age, August 17 2017 – 11:20 AM In an opinion article in the latest British Medical Journal, Australian researchers argue that an expanded definition had inadvertently led to overdiagnosis, and therefore too much treatment and even harm. The widening of the definition (to include the sonographic presence of polycystic ovaries) in 2003 led to a dramatic increase in cases, from 5 to 21 per...

Correlation between pubic hair grooming and STIs

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Abstract Objective STIs are the most common infections among adults. Concurrently, pubic hair grooming is prevalent. Small-scale studies have demonstrated a relationship between pubic hair grooming and STIs. We aim to examine this relationship in a large sample of men and women. Design We conducted a probability survey of US residents aged 18–65 years. The survey ascertained self-reported pubic...

Women’s Preferences for Pen1s Size: A New Research Method Using Selection among 3D Models

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(Note; some spelling has been changed in this post to avoid automatic spam filters for email subscribers) PLoS ONE 10(9): e0133079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133079 Abstract Women’s preferences for pen1s size may affect men’s comfort with their own bodies and may have implications for sexual health. Studies of women’s pen1s size preferences typically have relied on their abstract ratings or...

Mission Australia’s Annual Youth Survey results, 2016

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Mission Australia, December 2016 Each year Mission Australia encourages young Australians aged 15-19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them through their annual Youth Survey, the largest of its kind. In 2016 they had close to 22,000 respondents. Since its inception 15 years ago, the Youth Survey has become a critical piece of research and is used to inform the agendas of...

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