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People identifying as LGBTIQ and alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, last updated 12/06/2020 Key Findings: People identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual have relatively high rates of substance use. However, there is a lack of comprehensive data available on the associated harms for this population group. Almost one in 5 (18.7%) people identifying as homosexual or bisexual reported daily tobacco smoking in 2016, comapred...

Snapshot of mental health and suicide prevention statistics for LGBTI people

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The National LGBTI Health Alliance (The Alliance), February 2020 Although many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) Australians live healthy and happy lives, research has demonstrated that a disproportionate number experience poorer mental health outcomes and have higher risk of suicidal behaviours than their peers. These health outcomes are directly related to experiences of...

Press release: We Must Do Better for Our Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Young People

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South Australia’s first Commissioner for Children and Young People, 4th November 2019 Commissioner for Children and Young People Helen Connolly says that South  Australia’s trans and gender diverse children and young people have told her they want their health care needs to be a  priority for the Government.  Our jurisdictions around Australia already deliver models of care that cater to 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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