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New free MOOC from Adelaide Uni: Sex and Human Reproduction

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University of Adelaide, June 2018 AdelaideX’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer learners free to study university-level online courses on a variety of topics.  AdelaideX’s latest MOOC, Sex and Human Reproduction, will launch on Thursday 12 July and enrolments are now open.  Led by Professor Mario Ricci (Adelaide Medical School), and made in collaboration with experts from the Robinson...

Reproductive health of HIV-positive women being neglected, says Swiss study

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nam/aidsmap, 06 February 2018 HIV-positive women in Switzerland are mainly relying on male condoms for contraception, investigators report in HIV Medicine. “Male condoms remained the most frequently used contraceptive method, whereas the use of long-acting reversible contraceptives was very uncommon,” note the researchers. “One in six women using contraceptives experienced an unwanted pregnancy...

SHINE SA Media Release: Response to the call to ban Diane-35

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SHINE SA, issued 13th December 2017 SHINE SA believes everyone should have access to contraceptive choices, and that decisions about contraception are best made in conjunction with a healthcare professional. Cyproterone acetate pills, commonly known as Diane-35 appear to be associated with a higher risk of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) than levonorgestrel (LNG) containing pills, although the...

Contraception for women living with violence

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Children by Choice, Last modified on: 22 May 2017 Contraceptive use is often compromised for women living with violence.  Contraceptive options that are safe and appropriate for one woman may not work for another. If you’re working with women experiencing violence, it’s important to explore each woman’s unique circumstances and draw on her own knowledge to assess the degree of comfort...

People in New Zealand will now be able to buy oral contraceptives over the counter

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Australian Journal of Pharmacy online, 15 Feb, 2017 The Medicines Classification Committee recommendation follows an application by Green Cross Health and Natalie Gauld Ltd to have the contraceptives downscheduled from prescription to “restricted” medicines. Medsafe Group Manager Chris James says this will mean pharmacists can sell up to six months’ supply of oral contraceptives to women who meet...

Why do certain hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of HIV?

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American Society for Microbiology, 1st September 2015 In recent years, evidence has been building that injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection. Now a study published in the September 1st issue of mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, provides a biological...

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