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International consensus on testosterone treatment for women

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Jean Hailes, 2 September 2019 The first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women, led by the International Menopause Society (IMS), was published in four leading international medical journals today. The statement has been authored by a diverse team of leading experts based around the world and has been endorsed by internationally-esteemed medical societies...

The Aboriginal Gender Study

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Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, 2019 Partnering with the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, the Aboriginal Gender Study aimed to explore, from a strengths-based perspective, the diversity of contemporary perspectives of gender, gender roles and gender equity in South Australian Aboriginal communities. The project addressed three...

Some women feel grief after an abortion, but there’s no evidence of serious mental health issues

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The Conversation, April 26, 2018 12.36pm AEST This week, the website Mamamia published, and then quickly removed, an article about the existence of “post-abortion syndrome” – a disorder apparently experienced by many women who have had an abortion. The article claimed this disorder has been concealed from the public and that the trauma of an induced abortion can be comparable to the experience of...

Can diet improve the symptoms of endometriosis?

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The Conversation, February 19, 2018 6.14am AEDT By Elisabeth Gasparini, Manager of Nutrition and Food Services, The Royal Women’s Hospital Current treatments for endometriosis, such as surgery and contraceptive pills, can be invasive or cause unpleasant side effects. So, the internet is awash with advice for alternative treatments, including acupuncture and dietary changes. Some women claim...

A team effort: preventing violence against women through sport

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Our Watch, November 2017 Sport is an integral part of Australian culture and it is woven into the fabric of the everyday lives of many Australian individuals, families and communities. Change the story: a shared national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia identifies it as a key setting for the prevention of violence against women in...

Discrimination, not same-sex parents, harms children: report

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The Age, October 23 2017 Children raised in same-sex families develop as their peers in families with heterosexual parents do, a group of senior pediatricians and adolescent health experts says. And the group has called on the medical community to debunk “damaging misrepresentations” of the evidence being used by the “no” campaign in the postal vote on same-sex marriage...

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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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