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Job vacancy at SHINE SA: Mental Health Clinician / Team Leader, Gender Wellbeing Service

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SHINE SA, August 2020 Mental Health Clinician and Team Leader – Gender Wellbeing Service PO3 Level (hourly rate of $44.29 – $46.97 based on experience), Part-time (0.5 FTE) Fixed-term contract to 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension Excellent Salary Sacrificing Scheme SHINE SA is a leading not-for-profit provider of primary care services and education for sexual and relationship...

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’...

Special issue of Drugs and Alcohol Today: ChemSex – Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure

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Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019 This special edition of Drugs and Alcohol Today, entitled “Chemsex – Apps, drugs and the right to pleasure”, acknowledges an aspect of drug taking that is often ignored in the discourse on the “scourge” of drug abuse – that drugs enhance pleasure. Amidst the pleasure brought on by “chems”, there has been pain. Drug overdoses and deaths fuelled by a prohibition...

Landmark study to track gay and bisexual men’s attitudes on body image

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ABC News Breakfast, 15/2/2019 Steroid use is on the rise as young men fuelled by social media lead a dangerous pursuit of muscle-bound perfection, researchers warn.  Now, for the first time, a global study run from Australia will look specifically at how gay and bisexual men are impacted and whether this could be leading to fatal outcomes. Starting today, 3.5 million men on the Grindr app in...

Responding to LGBT conversion therapy in Australia: report

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GLHV@ARCSHS, La Trobe University & Human Rights Law Centre, 2018
This report highlights the nature, extent and impact of LGBT conversion therapies in Australia.
The report is designed to help government, support services and faith communities to better respond to those experiencing conflict between their gender identity or sexual orientation and their beliefs.

Download report (PDF) here 

Knowing your labia (radio on demand)

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Triple R radio,18.04.2017 What does a “normal” labia look like? What is driving the increased demand of labioplasty? These are some of the questions leading to the creation of The Labia Library, an initiative from Women’s Health Victoria. It provides access to unaltered images of women’s labia, in order to dispel concerns and myths due to the rise of censored and altered images in pornography. Dr...

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