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Advertising (in)equality: the impacts of sexist advertising on women’s health and wellbeing

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Women’s Health Victoria, Issues Paper No. 14, December 2018   The aim of this issues paper is to provide an overview of significant literature currently published on the nature of gender portrayals in advertising, and the impacts of these representations on women’s health and wellbeing, gender inequality and attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.   This issues...

Landmark report tells stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with disability

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Disability Support Guide, Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope A landmark report has been released to tell the lived experiences and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Launched by the First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN), Culture is inclusion: A narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability has been brought to life following a two...

Development and validation of PozQoL: a scale to assess quality of life of PLHIV

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BMC Public Health, 2018 18:527,  Abstract Background Advances in medical treatment for HIV are driving major changes in HIV policy and practice, including the encouragement of intake and adherence to HIV antiretroviral treatment (ART) by people living with HIV (PLHIV) for both personal and public health benefits. However, there is increasing recognition that achieving these goals will require a...

Young Australians’ use of pornography and associations with sexual risk behaviours

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Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2017, 41: 438–443. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12678 Abstract Objectives: Amid public health concern that rising pornography use may have a negative impact on young people’s health and wellbeing, we report prevalence of pornography viewing and explore factors associated with viewing frequency and age at first viewing. Methods: Cross-sectional...

AMA throws its weight behind same-sex marriage, declares it a health issue

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The Age, May 20, 2017 The nation’s most powerful doctors’ group has thrown its weight behind same-sex marriage for the first time, declaring it a public health issue and calling on politicians to end the divisive debate. In an unprecedented move, the president of the typically conservative group, Dr Michael Gannon, has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader...

HIV Futures 8: Women Living with HIV in Australia

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, 2017 In 2015, there were just under 3,000 women living with (diagnosed) HIV in Australia, representing around 10% of the overall number of Australians currently living with HIV. The experience of living with HIV can be very different for women than it is for men.  HIV Futures 8 is a survey about the health and wellbeing of people living with...

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