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COVID-19: A Gender Lens – sexual & reproductive health and gender inequality

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UN Population Fund (UNFPA), March 2020 Disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse. This needs to be considered, given the different impacts surrounding detection and access to treatment for women and men. Women...

Psychosocial mediators of perceived stigma and suicidal ideation among transgender women

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Kota, K.K., Salazar, L.F., Culbreth, R.E. et al. Psychosocial mediators of perceived stigma and suicidal ideation among transgender women. BMC Public Health 20, 125 (2020). Abstract Background Transgender women (TGW) in the U.S. experience high rates of stigma, depression, and elevated rates of suicide. This study examined correlates of suicidal ideation and estimated the conditional indirect...

Life satisfaction and mental health among transgender students

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Life satisfaction and mental health among transgender students in Norway Anderssen, N., Sivertsen, B., Lønning, K.J. et al. BMC Public Health 20, 138 (2020) Background Social attitudes to transgender persons and other gender minorities vary around the world, and in many cultures, prejudices and social stigma are common. Consequently, transgender persons face challenges related to discrimination...

New Gender Affirming Care Resource

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Sexual Health Infolink (NSW Ministry of Health), 2019 As more services are beginning to provide hormonal therapies to trans and gender diverse people, the NSW Sexual Health Infolink (SHIL) has consolidated the key resources to guide best practice. Bookmark SHIL’s Gender Affirming Care page for quick access to: Clinical guidelines and patient fact sheets about hormonal therapies, Specialist trans...

Healthcare providers should discuss U=U with all their HIV-positive patients

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aidsmap/nam, 18/03/2019 Healthcare providers should inform all patients with HIV they cannot transmit HIV to a sexual partner when their viral load is undetectable, argue the authors of  a strongly worded comment in The Lancet HIV. The authors note that despite overwhelming scientific data supporting the undetectable = untransmittable (U=U) message, significant numbers of healthcare providers do...

HIV and Trans Women: A Literature Review

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Transgend Health. 2018; 3(1): 239–250 Abstract: Trans women are a key, yet under-researched, population in the HIV epidemic. However, there remains a paucity of data on the health and wellbeing of trans women at risk of, or living with, HIV in the United Kingdom. This article provides a narrative review of key empirical research into HIV among trans women. In an effort to explore individual and...

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