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The sex lives of young women marked by frustration, stress, guilt and embarrassment

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Monash University, 24 Feb 2020 Professor Susan Davis, a leading Monash University expert on women’s health, admits it was a highly ambitious project: minutely studying the sexual wellbeing of 7000 young Australian women with particular focus on complicated, intimate ideas such as desire, arousal, orgasm, responsiveness and self-esteem. Now that it’s done (and published this week in the...

What to know about bipolar disorder and sex

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Medical News Today,  Fri 1 March 2019 By Jon Johnson, Reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, CRNP Bipolar disorder causes a person to experience intense shifts in moods, sometimes from a manic state to a depressed state, for example. These shifts can occur with changes in sexual desire, confidence, or sexual function. Though the symptoms vary from person to person, bipolar disorder can disrupt several...

Sexual & Reproductive Health Resource Kit for Aboriginal young people

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Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales, 2018 The AH&MRC has developed a new vibrant Sexual and Reproductive Health Resource Kit for workers to use with Aboriginal young people named “DOIN ‘IT’ RIGHT!”. DOIN IT RIGHT! provides workers who work with young Aboriginal people (including non-sexual health and non-Aboriginal workers) with step by...

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...

Broader definition of polycystic ovary syndrome is harming women: Australian experts

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The Age, August 17 2017 – 11:20 AM In an opinion article in the latest British Medical Journal, Australian researchers argue that an expanded definition had inadvertently led to overdiagnosis, and therefore too much treatment and even harm. The widening of the definition (to include the sonographic presence of polycystic ovaries) in 2003 led to a dramatic increase in cases, from 5 to 21 per...

Purruna Miyurna 2-day health summit for ATSI students

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SHINE SA, 25.5.2017 PURRUNA MIYURNA: Healthy People Presented by SHINE SA’s Yarning On program, Purruna Miyurna is a 2-day health summit for ATSI students in years 9–12 in high schools and education programs within southern Adelaide. This interactive and hands-on summit will cover: • Respectful relationships • Domestic violence • Sexual health • Self-worth and cultural identity The objective of...

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