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It’s hard to think about, but frail older women in nursing homes get sexually abused too

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The Conversation, November 22, 2018 6.02am AEDT We don’t often think of older women being victims of sexual assault, but such assaults occur in many settings and circumstances, including in nursing homes. Our research, published this week in the journal Legal Medicine, analysed 28 forensic medical examinations of female nursing home residents who had allegedly been victims of sexual assault in...

Some women feel grief after an abortion, but there’s no evidence of serious mental health issues

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The Conversation, April 26, 2018 12.36pm AEST This week, the website Mamamia published, and then quickly removed, an article about the existence of “post-abortion syndrome” – a disorder apparently experienced by many women who have had an abortion. The article claimed this disorder has been concealed from the public and that the trauma of an induced abortion can be comparable to the experience of...

Respectful reporting on gender identity

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The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, 10 January 2017 Kristen Hilton, Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner, said that despite great advances in recent years, misgendering still occurs in the media and can be particularly harmful to trans people. “Getting the language right is respectful and easy to achieve,” Commissioner Hilton said. The Victorian...

HIV Criminal Cases: Media Guide

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AFAO, Updated 2016 In Australia, each state/territory has different criminal laws under which someone can be charged with reckless, negligent or deliberate transmission of HIV to another person (generally for sexual transmission), or for exposing another person to HIV. Criminal cases in Australia involving HIV transmission or exposure are rare. The quality of Australian media reports of criminal...

Media representations of violence against women and their children: Final report

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ANROWS, Monday, 6th June 2016 This project aimed to establish the extent and nature of reporting of violence against women by the Australian media to inform future strategies for change. Using both quantitative (content analysis) and qualitative (critical discourse analysis) methods, the study provided a glimpse into the complexity of reporting practices. It found that:   There is a clear...

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