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Breast cancer screening and cultural barriers: Why some women are missing early detection

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ABC, Saturday 3 January, 2018 Some women say it’s fate. Others believe in “God’s will”. Then there are those who simply feel uncomfortable talking about their breasts. When it comes to breast cancer screening in culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD), there are varied and complex reasons that can hinder important messages about early detection. A recent...

What is going on in gay men’s lives when they acquire HIV?

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nam/aidsmap, Published: 08 September 2017 Gay men in England who have recently become HIV positive describe a complex web of factors which may have contributed to their infection, according to a qualitative study recently published in BMJ Open. “Individuals who experienced multiple stressors, gradually over the life course or more suddenly, were especially vulnerable to HIV and being drawn into...

THE FRESH COURSE: ABORIGINAL FOCUS – SHine SA’s Sexual Health Course for Workers

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SHine SA, January 2017 This dynamic course aims to update workers to include relationships and sexual health education and support in their work. On completion of the FRESH Course you will have: > an increased level of confidence working with clients in the area of sexual health > a better understanding of how values and beliefs may influence your practice in this area of work > a new...

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...

Uptake of long-acting, reversible contraception in three remote Aboriginal communities: a population-based study

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Med J Aust 2016; 205 (1): 21-25. doi: 10.5694/mja16.00073 Objective: To assess the use, effectiveness and acceptance of prescribed contraception in three remote Western Australian Aboriginal communities Conclusion: The high uptake of LARCs in these communities is consistent with international recommendations about contraception use. High acceptability was reflected in excellent continuation rates...

Denied Birth Control, Teens Still Have Sex — Unsafe Sex

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Refinery 29, June 16, 2016 3:40 PM Kenyan-born and Tanzania-based sexual health educator Maureen Oduor knows that soda doesn’t prevent pregnancy, but not all of the young women she counsels do. “In Kenya, adolescents believe that drinking a glass of Coca-Cola soda before and after sex can prevent a girl from getting pregnant,” she tells me. In Tanzania, meanwhile, “people...

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