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The Cost of Adverse LGBTIQ+ Mental Health

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Thorne Harbour Health, 30 May 2022 The poor mental health outcomes of LGBTIQ+ Victorians comes at an economic and financial cost estimated to be as high as $3 billion in research released today. Commissioned by Thorne Harbour Health, the report findings from Deloitte show the rate of lifetime mental health for LGBTIQ+ Victorians is 73%, significantly higher than the 46% among the general...

South Australian results of the Migrant Blood-Borne Virus and Sexual Health Survey (MiBSS)

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Curtin University,  released August 2021 In Australia, there are significant health disparities between domestic- and overseas-born residents with respect to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood-borne viruses (BBVs). For instance, in 2017 the HIV notification rate in Australia was over three times higher for people born in South-East Asia (14 per 100,000) and Sub-Saharan Africa (13...

A global review of existing literature on the sexual exploitation of boys

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ECPAT International (Global Boys Initiative), released 2021 In recent years, there has been a growing awareness that we lack a comprehensive understanding of  how sexual exploitation affects boys. Data on the sexual exploitation of all children is generally lacking. When it does exist, it tends to focus on girls. Yet, evidence suggests that boys may be as, or even more, vulnerable than girls in...

Report: Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability

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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability,  3 May 2022 The Disability Royal Commission has just published a report, called ‘Changing community attitudes to improve inclusion of people with disability.’ The report was written by researchers from the University of New South Wales Sydney and Flinders University. The report looked at what could be done...

Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for intersex people

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Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with variations in sex characteristics. Australian Human Rights Commission, 2021.  Authors: Michael Frommer, John Howell, Edward Santow, Dr Susan Cochrane, and Bruce Alston. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s report, Ensuring health and bodily integrity: towards a human rights approach for people born with...

Protecting LGBTIQ+ voices online

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The eSafety Commissioner (eSafety), August 2021 This research explores how people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are affected by adult cyber abuse and online lateral abuse (abuse between members within a community). The findings are based on group discussions with relevant community service providers and advocacy organisations, plus interviews with LGBTIQ+ adults. It can be difficult for people who...

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