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Report: SWASH Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Survey 2016, 2018, 2020

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ACON, October 28, 2020 The latest 2020 SWASH report was released on 28th October 2020 as part of a series of Mental Health month events.  The SWASH survey is a comprehensive survey of important health issues relevant to lesbian, bisexual, queer and other non-heterosexual identifying women engaged with Sydney’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities. SWASH has...

Discrimination, not same-sex parents, harms children: report

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The Age, October 23 2017 Children raised in same-sex families develop as their peers in families with heterosexual parents do, a group of senior pediatricians and adolescent health experts says. And the group has called on the medical community to debunk “damaging misrepresentations” of the evidence being used by the “no” campaign in the postal vote on same-sex marriage...

Three public health reasons why marriage equality is a great idea

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Croakey, April 20, 2017 In the post below, republished with permission from his blog, Sydney epidemiologist Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz shows that, on health grounds alone, the government is obliged to act urgently: Here are three reasons why marriage equality is a win for public health and society in general. 1. For the kids The first go-to argument that any traditional marriage campaigner will rush...

Social Science Research into same-sex parenting – a list of studies

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Human Rights Campaign, 2015
The prevailing professional opinion is that a parent’s sexual orientation has nothing to do with his or her ability to be a good parent. All major studies on the matter show that the sexual orientation of a parent is not related to a child’s mental health and social development.
See list of studies here

Health-care system challenging for LGBQ women giving birth

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Herald News (Canada), October 13, 2015 – 6:45am When Lisa Goldberg walks into a room to find a new mother, babe in her arms and surrounded by family, the nurse’s first question will always be the same: Who is everybody? It may seem like an obvious thing to ask, but often clinicians — and society — jump to assumptions about what a new family looks like. The “mommy, daddy, baby” image, as...

2012 Sydney Women and Sexual Health survey report just released

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The 2012 Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) survey report is a critical piece of health research for Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) women in Australia. Over its lifetime, SWASH has become a comprehensive survey of sexual health and wellbeing, violence, mental health and levels of psychological distress, and a number of other important health issues relevant to LBQ women in Sydney, such as...

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