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Guides to non-stigmatizing messaging around Monkeypox Virus

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Various sources, 12/08/2022 Careful messaging around Monkeypox is particularly important in view of the fact that misinformation, or messages which lack nuance, can jeopardise public health, further stereotypes, and fuel stigma and discrimination. This can lead to increased minority stress and compromised health for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men; as well as deterring...

Translated monkeypox information sheets in several languages

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NSW Health, via NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service, Jun 1st, 2022 NSW Health has created a fact sheet on Monkeypox Virus (MPV), aimed at the general public, and which has been translated into several languages, as follows: English Arabic / العربية , Simplified Chinese / 简体中文 Traditional Chinese / 繁體中文pati Portuguese / Português  Spanish / Español Thai / ภาษาไทย Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt...

What makes gay and bisexual men in Australia choose not to take PrEP?

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nam/aidsmap, 14 April 2022 Perceived irrelevance, lack of awareness, problems with access, side effects, negative social impacts, and concerns about lack of STI protection, effectiveness and adherence are the most common reasons for not using PrEP among gay and bisexual men in Australia. This is according to a study recently published in the journal Behavioral Medicine which analysed reasons for...

Traversing TechSex: benefits and risks in digitally mediated sex and relationships

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Power Jennifer, Moor Lily, Anderson Joel, Waling Andrea, James Alexandra, Shackleton Nicole, Farrell Anne-Maree, Agnew Elizabeth, Dowsett Gary W. (2022) Traversing TechSex: benefits and risks in digitally mediated sex and relationships. Sexual Health 19, 55-69. Background: Digital technologies play a significant role in people’s sexual and intimate lives via smart phones, cameras, dating apps and...

Youth largely underestimate the risks of contracting STIs through oral sex

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The Conversation, January 2022 / The Annals of Family Medicine, January 2022 Young people are largely unaware of the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, through oral sex. That’s the finding of our recent study, published in Annals of Family Medicine.* Historically, research on reducing STI transmission among young people has focused primarily on heterosexual vaginal...

Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in postmenopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Stewart Linde L., Vodstrcil Lenka A., Coombe Jacqueline, Bradshaw Catriona S., Hocking Jane S. (2022) Prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in postmenopausal women: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Sexual Health 19, 17-26.  Abstract Bacterial vaginosis (BV), the most common cause of vaginal discharge in women of reproductive age, is associated with considerable reproductive and gynaecological...

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