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More than half of Aussie men report experiencing sexual difficulties

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The Conversation, March 22, 2019 One in two Australian men aged 18 to 55 have experienced sexual difficulty in the past 12 months, according to data released this week. The findings are drawn from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, which included more than 12,000 men. Overall, 54% of sexually active men reported having at least one specific sexual problem lasting three months or...

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...

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