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Design Agency ‘Frog’ Redesigns The Dreaded Gynecology Exam

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co.design, 10.10.17 Cold metal. Eerie clicking sound. Torturous duck-billed shape. Yes, I’m talking about the speculum, the anxiety-inducing device that doctors use to check  vaginal health. Despite its status as an instrument of discomfort and its dark history–involving a doctor who experimented on slave women – the speculum remains to this day one of the centerpieces of the often dreaded annual...

How we inherit masculine and feminine behaviours: a new idea about environment and genes

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The Conversation, August 18, 2017 3.22pm AEST What if thousands of years of gendered environments actually reduced the need to develop genetic mechanisms to ensure gender differences? This is the idea we suggest in our new paper. Advances in evolutionary biology recognise that offspring don’t just inherit genes. They also reliably inherit all kinds of resources: a particular ecology, a nest...

No excuses: government releases new guidelines on sexist language

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The Age, April 10, 2017 “Boys will be boys.” “He’s picking on you because he likes you.” “Don’t throw like a girl.” These are the kinds of phrases that the Australian government is attempting to eradicate with a new tool in its anti-violence campaign aimed at educators and influencers of young people. Read more here  Download No Excuses Guideline...

#Envision2030: 17 goals to transform the world for persons with disabilities

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United Nations, November 2016 International Day of People with Disability is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. Each year the UN announces a theme. The theme...

New teaching resource: Practical Guide To Love, Sex And Relationships

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The Age, February 18, 2016 – 1:17AM Did the word “pleasure” ever crop up in your sex education class at school? Chances are that, between ripping condoms off bananas and examining the vast array of sexually transmitted diseases, the notion that sex could be pleasurable, didn’t exactly leap to mind. But a new, progressive, sex education resource for secondary students...

Bullying hinders positive youth development for sexual-minority youth

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University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, January 25, 2016
When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development–and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these adolescents, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers have found.
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