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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...

LGB adults more likely to report impaired physical & mental health, substance use, due to discrimination stressors

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JAMA Intern Med. Published online June 27, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.3432 New national data suggest lesbian, gay and bisexual adults were more likely to report impaired physical and mental health and heavy drinking and smoking, which may be the result of stressors they experience because of discrimination, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study...

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