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Informed consent, individual care vital to ensure reproductive rights of transgender Australians

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The Conversation By Damien Riggs July 11, 2018 6.02am AEST For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital. Yet for transgender people, informed consent may be hindered by how medical professionals share information. This is especially the case in the context of reproductive health, where speaking about reproductive materials is often highly gendered. Both the World Professional...

Making sexual consent matter: one-off courses are unlikely to help

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The Conversation, February 15, 2018 6.05am AEDT In the wake of the findings of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 2017 national report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities, a number of universities have introduced mandatory courses on sexual consent for new students. Of all students who participated in the AHRC inquiry, 26% experienced some form of sexual...

Yes means yes: moving to a different model of consent for sexual interactions

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The Conversation, January 30, 2018 5.13am AEDT The rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have put an unprecedented focus on the issue of what is acceptable sexual behaviour. An explosion of high-profile allegations in the Hollywood movie industry and in the Australian theatre scene have only added to the public scandal. Of all the allegations of sexual misconduct swirling in Hollywood...

HIV and hepatitis pre and post test discussion in Victoria: consultation report

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Nov 2017 In February 2017, the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University initiated a consultation which aimed to describe best practice in HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C pre and post test discussion in the Victorian context. Building on existing evidence, and guided by the...

Essure contraceptive device: Hazard Alert from TGA

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Therapeutic Goods Administration, August 30, 2017
Consumers and health professionals are advised that Australasian Medical and Science Ltd (AMSL), in consultation with the TGA, has issued a hazard alert for Essure. AMSL is also recallingunused stock and withdrawing the device from the Australian market.

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What does the Anna Stubblefield case teach us about sentencing and sexual assault?

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ABC Radio National, 19.6.17  at 1:31 PM A former chair of philosophy at Rutgers University had sex with a man who can’t speak. The resulting court battle raised questions about when and why suffering matters in sentencing — and Anna Stubblefield went to jail. Stubblefield had slept with a man known only by the pseudonym DJ, who has cerebral palsy and to this day has never spoken...

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