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Female genital cutting (FGC) & cervical screening: A guide for practitioners

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CANCER COUNCIL VICTORIA & WOMEN’S HEALTH WEST FARREP PROGRAM, First published 2017 The World Health Organization defines female genital cutting (FGC) as ‘all procedures that include partial or total removal of female genital organs or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons’. ‘Female genital mutilation’ is the term used in Australian and Victorian legislation, but the...

Updated Guidelines: Australian STI & HIV Testing Guidelines 2019 for Asymptomatic MSM

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Sexually Transmissible Infections in Gay Men Action Group (STIGMA), September 2019 Most sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are asymptomatic. Testing and treatment of asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM) is the most effective method to interrupt transmission and reduce the burden of illness. In particular, syphilis is increasingly common, is often asymptomatic, and can cause...

A community perspective: On Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer among women and, trans and gender diverse people

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Positive Life NSW & Femfatales, April 2019 Authors: Liz Sutherland, Lance Feeney, Katya Samodurov Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common virus which can be passed through skin to skin contact during sexual activity. Evidence to date shows that women living with HIV are 3 to 6 times more likely to develop cervical cancer than the general female population. They are also at greater risk of...

SHINE SA and FPAA condemn Alabama law to ban abortions (media release)

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SHINE SA , Posted on May 23, 2019 On 17 May 2019, Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA) released a statement condemning a new law in Alabama which makes abortion a crime in almost all cases. This is the most restrictive abortion law in the United States and follows a wave of anti-abortion laws in 2019¹. FPAA state: “The restrictive and extreme abortion ban violates women’s reproductive rights...

Smoking and HIV: what are the risks and what harm reduction strategies do we have at our disposal?

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AIDS Res Ther. 2018 Dec 12;15(1):26. doi: 10.1186/s12981-018-0213-z. Abstract The World Health Organization estimates that smoking poses one of the greatest global health risks in the general population. Rates of current smoking among people living with HIV (PLHIV) are 2-3 times that of the general population, which contributes to the higher incidence of non-AIDS-related morbidity and mortality...

Drug and alcohol report uncovers burden in regional Australia

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ABC Central West, 15/03/2019 A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed alarming statistics about drug and alcohol use in regional Australia, and the difficulties faced by those seeking treatment. The report found a 41 per cent increase in drug-induced deaths in regional and remote areas in the decade to 2017, compared to a 16 per cent spike in major cities...

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