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Sex education worldwide is not relevant to students’ lives, says report

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Guardian, 13 September 2016 Sex education in schools worldwide is so “out of touch” with pupils’ experiences that they find it irrelevant and switch off, research of young people in 10 countries (including Australia) shows. Many students find lessons about sex and relationships negative, moralistic and too scientific to help them deal with the feelings and situations they are encountering...

Study finds previously incarcerated women with HIV less likely to adhere to treatment

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British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, July 19, 2016 The British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE) has released new research that finds previously incarcerated women with HIV are three times more likely to have poor adherence to combination anti-retroviral therapy than HIV positive women who have not been incarcerated. Simon Fraser University Health Sciences...

Online sex industry provides critical safety & health protections for male sex workers

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BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, July 7th, 2016 Newly published peer review research shows how the loss of ‘Boystown’—the main sex work stroll for men in Vancouver—over the last decade, has led to loss of community and social solidarity; key protective strategies for sex workers. At the same time, the shift to online sex work for men has provided critical safety and health protections for...

A qualitative study exploring social support group participation among LGBT migrants and refugees in Canada

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“It’s for us –newcomers, LGBTQ persons, and HIV-positive persons. You feel free to be”: a qualitative study exploring social support group participation among African and Caribbean lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender newcomers and refugees in Toronto, Canada BMC International Health and Human Rights 201616:18DOI: 10.1186/s12914-016-0092-0 Background Stigma and discrimination harm the wellbeing...

Survey of middle-aged Canadians finds more sex and pleasure, less condom use

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SIECCAN, June 2016 New research by Trojan condoms with the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) surveyed 2,400 Canadians between the ages of 40 and 59 about their sex lives. 63 per cent said they’re more sexually adventurous than they were a decade ago. 65 percent reported their last sexual encounter as being “very pleasurable.” Findings also showed that two...

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