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Nearly half of all women are denied bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report ‘My Body is My Own’

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United Nations Population Fund,  14th April 2021 Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care, according to UNFPA’s 2021 flagship State of World Population report, released today. For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy: the power and agency to make...

Not as simple as ‘no means no’: what young people need to know about consent

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The Conversation, Feb. 23, 2021 A recent petition circulated by Sydney school girl Chanel Contos called for schools to provide better education on consent, and to do so much earlier. The term “consent” is often associated with sex, but it’s much broader than that. It relates to permission and how to show respect for ourselves and for other people. Consent should therefore be addressed in an age...

A sex-positive approach in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programming for youth

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The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), February 2020 IPPF have created the new resource pack: A sex-positive approach in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programming for youth. Please start with opening the toolkit which provides additional guidelines on how to use the resources. The toolkit is interlinked with the videos and the presentation hence going through the...

Australia’s Gen Z Study

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Australia’s Gen Zs: negotiating religion, sexuality & diversity ANU, Deakin and Monash Universities, 2019. Contemporary teenagers (Gen Z) are exposed to diversity in ways that are unprecedented, through social media, school and peers. How do they experience and understand religious, spiritual, gender and sexual diversity? How are their experiences mediated by where they go to school...

Emergency contraception awareness in an at‐risk population

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Hope, D. L., Hattingh, L. and King, M. A. (2019) J Pharm Pract Res. doi:10.1002/jppr.1554 Background Consumer awareness of emergency contraception is generally poor. School leavers (schoolies) engage in risky behaviours, including casual sex and alcohol and drug consumption. Aim The aim of this study was to explore the awareness of an at‐risk population of schoolies regarding the use and...

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...

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