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Update: Changes to HIV treatment access for people ineligible for Medicare

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NAPWHA, ASHM, AFAO,  May 2022 From 1st July, people with HIV who are ineligible for Medicare, and who previously received HIV medication through compassionate access schemes, will be required to transition to alternative access arrangements in order to receive government-funded treatment*. Option 1: individuals will need to engage in care with a public hospital-based physician and have their...

Position statement on Autistic-LGBTIQA+ identity

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Reframing Autism, June 17th 2021; Written by Sam Rose with Melanie Heyworth In recent years, it has become widely accepted that there is a considerable overlap between the Autistic and the LGBTIQA+ communities. However, a corresponding effort to support the Autistic-LGBTIQA+ community has not been forthcoming, and there is a striking lack of resource allocation, acceptance, and support for this...

Position Statement on LARC access during the COVID-19 pandemic

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SHINE SA, April 7, 2020 SHINE SA, along with Family Planning Victoria, Family Planning NT, Family Planning Tasmania, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT, Sexual Health Quarters, and True Relationships & Reproductive Health have co-signed a Position Statement on LARC access during the COVID-19 pandemic. Extended use of and ongoing access to LARCs during the COVID-19 pandemic Provision of...

FGM researcher says midwives are the frontline of Australia’s fight against the practice

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ABC Radio Sydney, 6/2/2020 For Western Sydney University researcher Olayide Ogunsiji, female genital mutilation was so prevalent where she grew up in Nigeria, her own cutting was never questioned. When her daughter was born, there was every chance her child would have also undergone the traumatic practice if not for the education Dr Ogunsiji received in antenatal care.  Key points: Female genital...

APS Refutes ‘Social Contagion’ Arguments

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APS (The Australian Psychological Society), September 2019 The Australian Psychological Society (APS) today released the following statement in support of transgender people in Australia, and challenging the unfounded claim that social media influences the gender of young people specifically: “Empirical evidence consistently refutes claims that a child’s or adolescent’s gender can be ‘directed’...

International consensus on testosterone treatment for women

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Jean Hailes, 2 September 2019 The first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women, led by the International Menopause Society (IMS), was published in four leading international medical journals today. The statement has been authored by a diverse team of leading experts based around the world and has been endorsed by internationally-esteemed medical societies...

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