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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...

Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations Service Model (LGBTIQA+)

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Meridian (ACT), released July 2021 Meridian was invited by the Capital Health Network (CHN) to co-design a service model for delivering mental health services to LGBTIQA+ communities in the ACT under the Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations contract. Meridian facilitated a co-design process with LGBTIQA+ people to design a service model that would respond to their mental health...

Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Parents get new tools to challenge gender stereotypes

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Our Watch, 07 March 2018 A digital campaign aimed at helping parents challenge limiting gender stereotypes and promote equality when interacting with their children has just been launched. The #BecauseWhy campaign encourages parents to view stereotypes often expressed through language, activity choices and media portrayals from a child’s perspective and question why certain limitations are placed...

Making sexual consent matter: one-off courses are unlikely to help

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The Conversation, February 15, 2018 6.05am AEDT In the wake of the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 2017 national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities, a number of universities have introduced mandatory courses on sexual consent for new students. Of all students who participated in the AHRC inquiry, 26% experienced some form of sexual...

Child Living with HIV Maintains Remission Without Drugs Since 2008

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), July 24, 2017 A nine-year-old South African child who was diagnosed with HIV infection at one month of age and received anti-HIV treatment during infancy has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV drugs for eight and a half years, scientists reported today at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science in Paris. This case appears to be 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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