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New Bacterial Vaginosis Fact Sheet

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SHINE SA, May 2019 SHINE SA has recently produced a bacterial vaginosis fact sheet.  Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a condition where there are too many of a certain type of bacteria in the vagina. Bacteria which are normally present in small numbers can sometimes overgrow, causing bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is not a sexually transmitted infection. Bacterial vaginosis can occur when...

Red Book: STI & BBV resources for sex workers by sex workers

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Scarlet Alliance, 2018 online edition This web resource is a community driven project, which has incorporated the efforts of sex workers, peer educators, sex worker organisations, community organisations and health professionals across Australia. It is made by sex workers, for sex workers. Much of the content builds on The Scarlet Alliance STI Handbook: A Reference Guide for Sex Workers to...

Students could learn about endometriosis as part of sex education

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Guardian Australia, Fri 13 Apr 2018 13.38 AEST Teaching schoolchildren about pelvic pain will form part of a proposed national plan to tackle endometriosis, the debilitating condition that affects hundreds of thousands of women. The health minister, Greg Hunt, will push the states and territories to commit to the plan, which was discussed at Friday’s Council of Australian Governments [Coag]...

New sexual health videos in English, Arabic, Karen and Punjab

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Health Translations Directory (Victorian Government of Australia), February  2018 Health Translations Directory has now added some new audiovisual files in English, Arabic, Karen and Punjab, developed by Family Planning Victoria. These are part of a series of videos about periods, pregnancy and contraception, for newly arrived migrant and refugee women in Australia. The videos provide general...

New clinical guidelines to help with heavy menstrual bleeding

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ABC Health & Wellbeing, 20/10/2017 25 percent of Australians who menstruate experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Now, new guidelines for doctors will help ensure these people have access to the best available treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding. Professor Anne Duggan, senior medical advisor at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, said some patients were not being...

Push to dispel myths about long-lasting contraception

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Guardian Australia, Tuesday 26 September 2017 11.21 AEST Misplaced concerns and myths about long-acting reversible contraceptives have prompted medical experts to release Australia’s first consensus statement, saying they are more reliable and effective than condoms or the pill. Despite their safety, efficacy and widespread use internationally, the uptake of long-acting reversible contraceptives...

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