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New podcast by women living with HIV in Australia “Our Stories: Ending HIV Stigma”

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Positive Women Victoria, October 2020 Welcome to Our Stories: Ending HIV Stigma, a podcast about women, by women living with HIV in Australia to challenge the myths and stereotypes that feed HIV stigma.  We share our stories of achieving our personal and career goals, navigating sex and relationships, and our journey through pregnancy and motherhood in this new era of Undetectable equals...

I looked at 100 best-selling picture books: female protagonists were largely invisible

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Sarah Mokrzycki, The Conversation, June 3, 2019 6.08am AEST In April 2019, I examined the 100 bestselling picture books at Australian book retailer Dymocks: an almost 50/50 mix of modern and classic stories (the majority being published in the past five years). I discovered that despite the promising evolution of the rebel girl trend, the numbers tell us that picture books as a whole remain...

Media release from SHINE SA: Teen Pregnancy

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SHINE SA, Issued: 25 May 2018 Following the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s Report, that includes the latest figures on teen birth-rates, SHINE SA believes that a decrease in the teen birth-rate as indicated in the report, is a positive outcome from the study. “A decrease may reflect better sexual health information for young people including education in schools...

Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums – often linked to low socioeconomic status

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,  02 May 2018 Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject. The report, Teenage mothers in Australia 2015, shows that about 8,200 teenage mothers gave birth to 8,300 babies (3% of all...

Decision-making about infant feeding among African women living with HIV in the UK

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“It pains me because as a woman you have to breastfeed your baby”: decision-making about infant feeding among African women living with HIV in the UK Sex Transm Infect 2016;92:331-336 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052224 Abstract Objectives UK guidance advises HIV-positive women to abstain from breast feeding. Although this eliminates the risk of postnatal vertical transmission of HIV, the impact of...

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