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Medically Supervised Injecting Room supporting the most vulnerable, new study shows

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Burnet Institute, June 11, 2021 A new Burnet Institute study shows the North Richmond Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR) is fulfilling its brief and playing a constructive role by attracting people who are most at risk from harm relating to their injecting drug use, and most in need of the service. The research also points to positive impacts on the amenity of the local area through a...

More than babies and bodies, young people want 21st Century sex education

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Commissioner for Children and Young People,  Jun 6, 2021 Commissioner Helen Connolly has today released Sex Education in South Australia – a report on the relevance of the sex education being taught to children and young people across the State.  The report examines whether the relationships and sexual health education currently being delivered to students in South Australia’s public and...

Experts are worried more STIs are going round undetected because of COVID

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ABC News, 28th April 2021 The initial stats were looking good: that sexually transmissible infection (STI) rates have dropped during the pandemic, thanks to things like lockdown and social distancing. But new research from the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre and University of Sydney suggests that might only be a short-term thing, and that rates of undetected STIs could be a lot higher than we...

Ending the “silent suffering” of women with third and fourth degree perineal tears after childbirth

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Croakey Professional Services,  April 21, 2021 Third and fourth degree perineal tears are an uncommon but potentially devastating complication of vaginal childbirth. While not all such tears can be prevented, many can. When they do occur, early identification, surgical repair, and support are all key to recovery. With the release this month of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in...

Hepatitis C Training for Nurse Practitioners

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ASHM, April 2021 Treatment with direct acting antivirals is easier than ever. This FREE course aims to provide Nurse Practitioners the skills and confidence to diagnose, assess, manage and treat hepatitis C. Online Training Session 1: Thursday 29 April, 7:00pm-9:00pm AEST (6.30 – 8.30 PM ACST) Online Training Session 2: Thursday 06 May, 7:00pm-9:00pm AEST (6.30 – 8.30 PM ACST) This...

Results of the GOANNA Survey 2

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YoungDeadlyFree, 2020 Here are the results for the latest Australia-wide sexual health survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, The GOANNA Survey 2. The survey included more than 1300 participants aged 16-29 years from urban, regional and remote parts of mainland Australia and was led by Professor James Ward of the University of Queensland (formerly of SAHMRI). Questions...

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