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Female genital cutting (FGC) & cervical screening: A guide for practitioners

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CANCER COUNCIL VICTORIA & WOMEN’S HEALTH WEST FARREP PROGRAM, First published 2017 The World Health Organization defines female genital cutting (FGC) as ‘all procedures that include partial or total removal of female genital organs or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons’. ‘Female genital mutilation’ is the term used in Australian and Victorian legislation, but the...

Tough man stereotype can hurt women and men: report

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Our Watch, November 2019 Men who conform only to rigid stereotypes of how to be a man are more likely to have sexist attitudes and behaviours, which in turn makes them more likely to perpetuate violence against women, according to a new report by Our Watch and the Victorian Office for Women. The landmark study, Men in focus, is an extensive review of Australian and international research evidence...

Migrant women’s groups commend voting down of ‘racist’ amendment to NSW abortion bill

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SBS, 19th September 2019 Groups representing migrant women in Australia have praised the voting down of a controversial amendment to NSW’s proposed abortion bill that would have explicitly banned abortions on the basis of gender selection. The amendment had been labelled “racist” and a “dog-whistle” on the basis it specifically targeted Indian and Chinese communities...

Sexual health and its linkages to reproductive health: an operational approach

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 World Health Organization, 2017 Sexual health and reproductive health are closely linked, but crucial aspects of sexual health can be overlooked when grouped under or together with the domain of reproductive health. In order to create broader awareness of comprehensive sexual health interventions and to ensure that sexual health and reproductive health both receive full attention in programming...

He, she, or … ? Gender-neutral pronouns reduce biases – study

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The Guardian, Tue 6 Aug 2019 05.00 AEST A new study has found that using a gender-neutral pronoun reduces mental biases that favour men, and boosts positive feelings towards women and LGBT people. The finding marks an easy win, the researchers believe, and shows how a minor change in language can help chip away at long-standing gender inequities. Read more here  Access abstract of journal paper...

Disrupting gender norms in health systems: making the case for change

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The Lancet, Gender Equality, Norms, and Health Steering Committee, Published May 30, 2019 Summary Restrictive gender norms and gender inequalities are replicated and reinforced in health systems, contributing to gender inequalities in health. In this Series paper, we explore how to address all three through recognition and then with disruptive solutions. We used intersectional feminist theory to...

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