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Guides to non-stigmatizing messaging around Monkeypox Virus

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Various sources, 12/08/2022 Careful messaging around Monkeypox is particularly important in view of the fact that misinformation, or messages which lack nuance, can jeopardise public health, further stereotypes, and fuel stigma and discrimination. This can lead to increased minority stress and compromised health for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men; as well as deterring...

Sex film viewing and hypersexual concerns – do they predict sexual responses with a partner?

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Prause Nicole, Siegle Greg (2022) Sex film viewing, but not hypersexual concerns, are associated with more sexual arousal in anticipation of an intimate partner experience. Sexual Health 19, 79-91.  Abstract: Background: Hypersexual behaviours could reflect psychopathology, in part, because they impair interactions with intimate partners. Methods: Hypersexual concerns were measured as: (1)...

Monkeypox Virus (MPV): Public Health Alert, Stigmatising Language Warning, and more

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1. Monkeypox Virus (MPV) Infection Public Health Alert SA Health, 21 May 2022 Monkeypox infection is caused by monkeypox virus. It is endemic in central and west Africa with cases outside Africa usually detected in returned travellers. As of 20 May 2022, 15 countries have reported 27 confirmed and 45 suspected cases of monkeypox. Several countries have reported cases in men who have sex with men...

Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for intersex people

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Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with variations in sex characteristics. Australian Human Rights Commission, 2021.  Authors: Michael Frommer, John Howell, Edward Santow, Dr Susan Cochrane, and Bruce Alston. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s report, Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with...

Research Matters: Bisexuality, Health, and Wellbeing factsheet

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Rainbow Health Victoria, September 23rd, 2021 Today, 23 September, is Celebrate Bisexuality Day. This day is recognised internationally and aims to increase visibility and promote pride for bisexual and bi+ people. Rainbow Health Victoria are launching their next issue in the Research Matters series: the Bisexuality, Health, and Wellbeing factsheet. This factsheet covers: 1. Introduction 2...

Australian LGBTIQA+ Policy Guide

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The Equality Project, August 2021 The Australian LGBTIQA+ Policy Guide is a high-level overview of the most prominent needs experienced broadly throughout Australian LGBTIQA+ communities. The Equality Project developed the guide to ensure that lesbian, gay, bi+, trans, gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, queer, asexual people and their families experience genuine inclusion and the realisation...

Welcome to SASHA

SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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