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Australian Burden of Disease Study: Illicit Drug Use, Intimate Partner Violence, Unsafe Sex

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 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Last updated: 06 Aug 2020 Burden of disease is a measure of the years of healthy life lost from living with, or dying from disease and injury. A portion of this burden is preventable, being due to modifiable risk factors. This report provides information on the deaths and burden of disease due to risk factors included in the Australian Burden of...

People with disability are more likely to be victims of crime – here’s why

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The Conversation, February 22, 2019 6.06am AEDT Some of our most vulnerable citizens have been beaten, raped, and even killed at the hands of those supposedly caring for them. The statistics are alarming. Up to 90% of women with disability have been sexually assaulted. And people with disability are three times as likely to die prematurely than the general population from causes that could have...

Intercourse, age of initiation and contraception among adolescents in Ireland

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BMC Public Health 2018 18:362  Abstract Background The need to tackle sexual health problems and promote positive sexual health has been acknowledged in Irish health policy. Young people’s sexual behaviour however remains under-researched with limited national data available. Methods This study presents the first nationally representative and internationally comparable data on young people’s...

Australian report finds disturbing evidence of gender inequality

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Guardian Australia, March 8th Incorrect assumptions are being made that gender equality has been achieved despite disturbing and comprehensive evidence to the contrary, an investigation by Australia’s sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has found. “There are many different voices in this, and my voice is tied to having spoken to rural women, LGBTI women, older women, women with...

Improving Cultural Understanding & Engagement with People from ATSI Communities

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Improving Cultural Understanding and Engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: Practical learnings to improve your practice (Webinar) 1800RESPECT , October 2016 The details When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 What Time: 01:00 PM AEDT Duration: 45 minutes Where: Online – wherever you like! Presenter: Craig Ridney CEO of Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) Cost: Free...

Contraception: past, present and future and why it matters

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WHO, 26 September 2016 Over the past 25 years, considerable progress has been made in women’s sexual and reproductive health, including increases in contraceptive use, spurred by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). Despite the positive global trends there are large differences among and within countries. Over...

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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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