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National health organisations unite and called on the Government to legislate for marriage equality

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The Equality Campaign, August 2017 More than 35 leading health organisations across the nation – including SHINE SA – have united together and called on the Federal Government to legislate for marriage equality and put an end to marriage discrimination. Tiernan Brady, Executive Director, The Equality Campaign welcomed the statement, “It’s easy in the middle of all the politics to...

‘Submit to your husbands’: [Australian] women told to endure domestic violence in the name of God

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ABC, 18/7/2017 When we speak of domestic violence, and the cultural factors that foment it, one crucial element missing from the discussion has been religion. While it is generally agreed that inequality between the sexes can foster and cultivate environments where men seek to control or abuse women, in Australia there has been very little public debate about how this might impact people in male...

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...

Psychosexual Complications of FGM for Couples: A Comparative Study in Iran

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wadi.org, 29.04.2017 Most research on the health and sexuality consequences of FGM has been limited to circumcised women, and prior to this study, no research was done on the effects of FGM in couples. With attention on psychosexual problems related to FGM and on increasing numbers of women who were circumcised in childhood and who have now reached the age of marriage or of being married, the...

Three public health reasons why marriage equality is a great idea

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Croakey, April 20, 2017 In the post below, republished with permission from his blog, Sydney epidemiologist Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz shows that, on health grounds alone, the government is obliged to act urgently: Here are three reasons why marriage equality is a win for public health and society in general. 1. For the kids The first go-to argument that any traditional marriage campaigner will rush...

New study shows Americans are having sex less often, especially young people

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San Diego State University,  7 March 2017 According to a new study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior today, Americans who were married or living together had sex 16 fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 2000-2004. A critical factor appears to be birth cohort, with later-born generations having sex less often than those born earlier in the 20th century. Read more here...

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