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Technology-facilitated abuse of women with intellectual or cognitive disability

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The eSafety Commissioner (eSafety), August 2021 This research explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability. The findings are based on interviews with women with intellectual or cognitive disability and frontline workers who provide support services. This research was commissioned to address major gaps in the evidence...

Latest Australian Statistics on Sexual Violence – Victimisation

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 24/08/2021 This article is the first in a new series exploring the nature and prevalence of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in Australia. Topics covered include changes in prevalence over time, victimisation risk factors, immediate and long-term impacts on victims, and criminal justice outcomes for offenders. The focus of this first article is...

Experts are worried more STIs are going round undetected because of COVID

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ABC News, 28th April 2021 The initial stats were looking good: that sexually transmissible infection (STI) rates have dropped during the pandemic, thanks to things like lockdown and social distancing. But new research from the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and University of Sydney suggests that might only be a short-term thing, and that rates of undetected STIs could be a lot higher than we...

Bisexual men feel more HIV stigma, are lonelier and more socially isolated than gay men

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nam/aidsmap, 20 April 2021 Bisexual men living with HIV in Australia reported greater levels of self-stigma, worse self-image and poorer emotional wellbeing compared to gay men. They also reported less social support and fewer connections to the LGBTQ community and to other people living with HIV. These men expressed feelings of social isolation and highlighted fears of rejection associated with...

Nearly half of all women are denied bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report ‘My Body is My Own’

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United Nations Population Fund,  14th April 2021 Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care, according to UNFPA’s 2021 flagship State of World Population report, released today. For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy: the power and agency to make...

How sexual assault survivors can feel in control during cervical screenings

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ABC Life  / By Kellie Scott / 12th August 2020 Kate* avoids cervical screenings.The 34-year-old from Sydney is a survivor of sexual assault and finds the physical examination re-traumatising. Kate’s experience is not unique. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. And research shows those who have experienced sexual abuse, either as adults or...

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