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Sexual and reproductive health a COVID-19 priority (Statement)

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Burnet Institute, 28 May, 2020 Burnet Institute is a member of a consortium of Australian-based non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and academic institutes concerned about the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls globally. The International Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Consortium, which includes Save the...

Emergency contraception awareness in an at‐risk population

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Hope, D. L., Hattingh, L. and King, M. A. (2019) J Pharm Pract Res. doi:10.1002/jppr.1554 Background Consumer awareness of emergency contraception is generally poor. School leavers (schoolies) engage in risky behaviours, including casual sex and alcohol and drug consumption. Aim The aim of this study was to explore the awareness of an at‐risk population of schoolies regarding the use and...

Newly available: WHO HIV PrEP Implementation Tool Mobile App

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World Health Organization, August 1, 2018 The WHO PrEP Implementation Tool App for Health Workers App is now available. On-the-go access to the following modules from the WHO PrEP Implementation Tool: Clinical: for clinicians, including physicians, nurses and clinical officers Counsellors: for staff who counsel people as they consider or start taking PrEP, and support them in coping with side...

HIV PrEP available on PBS in Australia from 1 April / Links to Clinical Resources

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 21 March 2018 ASHM congratulates the Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt’s announcement of a landmark in HIV prevention to approve HIV-prevention drugs – tenofovir with emtricitabine, known as PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April, thereby providing broader access for any doctor or general...

Healthcare workers living with HIV have different motivations for disclosing/concealing their status

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nam/aidsmap, 10 November 2017 Nurses and other healthcare workers who are living with HIV have mixed reactions when they mention their HIV status to colleagues, according to a small Dutch study reported in the November/December issue of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  Some healthcare workers disclosed because they expected a positive reaction or they felt the need to share...

The barriers to medical abortion [in Australia]

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Australian Journal of Pharmacy,  08/06/2017 Australian women are choosing medical abortion less often than international peers because there are barriers to access, argue two experts. in countries where mifepristone has been available for some time, about half of women seeking to terminate a pregnancy choose it over surgical termination. Access in Australia is relatively recent, and at this stage...

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