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Updated Standards of Care for Trans and Gender Diverse People

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World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), October 2022 Following five-years of rigorous scientific effort by more than 120 health care clinical and academic professionals across the globe, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has released the Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8 (SOC8). Building upon...

SHINE SA Forum: Medication Abortion in Primary Care

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SHINE SA, October 2022 This forum will look at the impact of recent changes to the decriminalisation of abortion in South Australia for clinicians. Presented by Dr Tessa Moody, this forum will discuss access to medical and surgical abortion and how to integrate this service within general practice. We will also discuss the follow up processes including contraception provision. Dr Tessa Moody is a...

Webinar: Supporting Primary Health Care Clinicians in SA in the Provision of Medical Abortion

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SPHERE: NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care, October 2022 The primary objective of the webinar is to provide general practitioners, practice nurses and community pharmacists with the support required to initiate EMA services in their area. This will be undertaken by providing an overview of: • the context of South Australian legislation...

Monkeypox update: Your Questions Answered video with Dr Dr Vincent Cornelisse / Updated Clinical Guidance from ATAGI / Responding to MPX: GBM in Australia (Survey)

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MPX – Monkeypox – Your Questions Answered (video) Thorne Harbour Health, 26 Aug, 2022 Thorne Harbour Health’s Cal Hawk is joined by Dr Vincent Cornelisse to unpack the latest information we have about the current global outbreak of the monkeypox virus (MPXV) including what our communities can do now to reduce their risk. Vincent is a specialist in sexual health medicine and...

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...

Suicide prevention in LGBTQA+ young people: Best practice guidelines

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Suicide prevention in LGBTQA+ young people: Best practice guidelines for clinical and community service providers Telethon Kids Institute (Perth), 5th August 2022 These guidelines are intended to improve insight into the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning, asexual (and those of other diverse sexualities and genders; LGBTQA+) young people. They were designed to aid...

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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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