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Youth largely underestimate the risks of contracting STIs through oral sex

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The Conversation, January 2022 / The Annals of Family Medicine, January 2022 Young people are largely unaware of the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, through oral sex. That’s the finding of our recent study, published in Annals of Family Medicine.* Historically, research on reducing STI transmission among young people has focused primarily on heterosexual vaginal...

How sexual assault survivors can feel in control during cervical screenings

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ABC Life  / By Kellie Scott / 12th August 2020 Kate* avoids cervical screenings.The 34-year-old from Sydney is a survivor of sexual assault and finds the physical examination re-traumatising. Kate’s experience is not unique. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. And research shows those who have experienced sexual abuse, either as adults or...

A simple way to promote HPV vaccination among Asian American women: Storytelling

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The Conversation, March 4, 2020 10.58pm AEDT Why do so many Asian Americans and Pacific Islander women know so little about HPV? We set out to answer this question by interviewing  ethnic groups and conducting surveys. Our findings suggest their knowledge and attitudes toward HPV prevention are closely tied to health beliefs and cultural or language barriers. What’s more, we discovered preventive...

Public Cervix Announcement campaign

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Thorne Harbour Health, September 2019 Cancer Council Victoria, November 2019 As more research reveals concerning health outcomes for lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) identified women, it is encouraging that there is a shift in focus towards improving health for LBQ women from both mainstream and LGBTIQ health organisations. As part of Women’s Health Week (September 2 – 6) we thought we’d take...

Report: 6th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), 2019 The Secondary Students and Adolescent Sexual Health survey is a national study exploring the sexual health and well-being of Australian adolescents. The anonymous survey asks questions about knowledge, behaviour and educational experiences related to sexual health and well-being. The Commonwealth Department of Health funded...

Analysis of cervical cancer and abnormality outcomes in an era of cervical screening and HPV vaccination in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Release Date: 02 Sep 2019 This is the third report from an Australian-first project, combining screening, cancer, death, and HPV vaccination data to demonstrate the effects of screening and HPV vaccination on cervical cancer, precancerous abnormalities and cervical screening behaviour. Screen-detected cervical cancers were less likely to cause death...

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