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New free resource for young people: A Quick Guide to the Menstrual Cycle & Periods

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SHINE SA, 10th May 2022 It can be hard to get accurate and helpful information for people getting their period for the first time. We’ve designed a new guide to answer the questions that young people want to know, like… What is a period? Why do we have periods? What is a menstrual cycle? What period products should I use?, and more. This quick guide helps to demystify periods and to reduce...

Stopping violence against women starts with learning what misogyny really is

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The Conversation, Published: March 15, 2022 2.55am AEDT, by Katy Dineen, College Lecturer in Teaching & Learning Enhancement, University College Cork & Maria Moulin-Stożek, University Professor, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa The problem of violence against women might seem insurmountable. But focusing on education about misogyny may provide a place to start. In particular, it is...

More than half of fertility and period-tracker apps ineffective at predicting ovulation, study finds

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ABC Health & Wellbeing,  17/09/2019 An Australian study of the most downloaded fertility apps has found over half didn’t perform well at predicting ovulation — which is exactly what many users are using these apps for. The findings, by researchers at Eve Health Fertility in Brisbane in conjunction with Queensland Fertility Group, were presented at a Fertility Society of Australia...

ALHR: Government must do more to protect reproductive health rights

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Lawyers Weekly, 22 March 2018 The leading advocacy group for human rights law in Australia has called on the federal government to better ensure the country is meeting its international obligations to protect women and girls when it comes to processes such as abortion.  Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) spoke earlier this week in response to comments from Nationals MP George Christensen...

We are ignoring the sex lives of women in rural Australia and they are paying the price

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SMH, 11 March 2018 — 2:59 pm Every day rural women, particularly adolescent girls, face considerable barriers to seeking family planning services like contraception and safe abortions, STD treatment, and gynaecology appointments. The consequences of inaccessibility are evident in the numbers: teenage pregnancy is declining in Australia overall, but is still disproportionately high in regional...

Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19

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The Guardian, Tuesday 16 May 2017 14.01 AEST Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found. More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health roaOrganization (WHO) report said – the majority from preventable causes including mental health issues, poor nutrition...

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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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