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LGBTQ Homelessness Research Project: Final Report

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University of Melbourne / Swinburne University of Technology, September 2017 Whilst there is mounting evidence that the risk of and potential consequences of homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ) people are heightened compared to the general population, there has been limited systematic research in Australia to inform a more targeted...

Young Parents’ Fight To Keep Baby Aria Reignites Debate Over Teenage Parents

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The Conversation, 19/04/2017 10:04 AM AEST | Updated 20/04/2017 10:53 AM AEST Two New South Wales teenagers’ fight to get their baby daughter back has reignited debate over teenage pregnancy, and how young is too young to care for a child. While experts may agree that teen pregnancies are less than ideal, there is disagreement about what should happen in the case of the young couple —...

We won’t close the gap if we put an ‘Indigenous spin’ on western approaches

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The Guardian, Thursday 16 March 2017 06.21 AEDT Good health isn’t simply determined by provision of or access to medical and allied health services. It is influenced by a range of factors impacting on human lives on a day-to-day basis including income, education, conditions of employment, power and social support – the social determinants of health. While the social determinants of health take on...

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...

Study finds previously incarcerated women with HIV less likely to adhere to treatment

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British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, July 19, 2016 The British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE) has released new research that finds previously incarcerated women with HIV are three times more likely to have poor adherence to combination anti-retroviral therapy than HIV positive women who have not been incarcerated. Simon Fraser University Health Sciences...

Domestic and family violence and homelessness in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), December 2015 Key findings 187,000 (or one-third) of the 520,000 Australians who accessed specialist homelessness services (SHS) between 2011–12 and 2013–14 were adults and children seeking assistance for reasons of domestic and family violence. The complexity of domestic and family violence situations requires continued support over long time...

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