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Female genital mutilation is hurting Australian girls and we must work together to stamp it out

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The Conversation, February 9th, 2017 Female genital mutilation or cutting is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. Most people don’t consider it a major issue. But our research shows it should be. Our research found girls are presenting to paediatricians in Australia with female genital mutilation, but misconceptions about the practice are common and doctors want more...

Decision-making about infant feeding among African women living with HIV in the UK

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“It pains me because as a woman you have to breastfeed your baby”: decision-making about infant feeding among African women living with HIV in the UK Sex Transm Infect 2016;92:331-336 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052224 Abstract Objectives UK guidance advises HIV-positive women to abstain from breast feeding. Although this eliminates the risk of postnatal vertical transmission of HIV, the impact of...

Tjina Maala Message Book For Families: Stories and support for carers of people with a disability

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Tjina Maala Centre, WA, August 2015 The Pika Wiya Kuthupa project aims to investigate the needs of Aboriginal families caring for a child with a disability in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The project established an Aboriginal community reference group, and during 2013 and 2014 conducted ‘storytelling circles’ community consultations. Aboriginal families caring for...

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