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Queensland overhauls sex education with the Respectful Relationships Education Hub

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Queensland Government, October 2022 The Queensland government has overhauled the way respectful relationships and sexual consent is taught in schools. Revamped educational materials — such as lesson plans — are available for Queensland teachers to use with students from next year. The Respectful Relationships Hub also contains resources for parents and carers, and for students. In March 2021, the...

Opening Doors: Ensuring LGBTIQ-inclusive family, domestic and sexual violence services

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, October 13th 2022 LGBTIQ people experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV) should be able to choose from and readily access a range of services that provide expert support in ways that respect and affirm their lives, bodies, identities and relationships. However, there remain significant gaps in access to...

Report: Submissions re Draft Legislation To Protect The Rights Of Intersex People In Medical Settings

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Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate  (ACT), August 2022 Consultation on the draft Variations in Sex Characteristics (Restricted Medical Treatment) Bill 2022 closed on Friday 8 July. A Listening Report has been prepared summarising the input provided by stakeholders during the consultation. This report is intended to provide transparency regarding the range of views and...

Sexual health & BBV resources for professionals who work with multicultural communities

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, as at August 2022 The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Part of this involves working with professionals from health, community, and local government services to improve their responsiveness to people from these communities.  One of the ways they do this is by...

South Australian results of the Migrant Blood-Borne Virus and Sexual Health Survey (MiBSS)

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Curtin University,  released August 2021 In Australia, there are significant health disparities between domestic- and overseas-born residents with respect to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). For instance, in 2017 the HIV notification rate in Australia was over three times higher for people born in South-East Asia (14 per 100,000) and Sub-Saharan Africa (13...

Sex Ed Guide for Self-Advocates: Written for People on the Autism Spectrum Aged 15+

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Organization For Autism Research (USA), 2019 onwards This guide is a sexuality and sex education resource written specifically for people on the autism spectrum age 15 and up. People on the autism spectrum sometimes don’t have the chance to learn about sexuality and sex in ways that work for them, so OAR created this guide as a starting point to change that.  In each of the nine sections of the...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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