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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...

Knowing your labia (radio on demand)

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Triple R radio,18.04.2017 What does a “normal” labia look like? What is driving the increased demand of labioplasty? These are some of the questions leading to the creation of The Labia Library, an initiative from Women’s Health Victoria. It provides access to unaltered images of women’s labia, in order to dispel concerns and myths due to the rise of censored and altered images in pornography. Dr...

First medical study on chest binding recently published

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The first medical study on chest binding transgender and non-binary people was published last year.  The researchers hope that the study will provide an initial roadmap for change, educating physicians on the benefits and impacts of binding and allowing those who bind to take charge of their health. They scoured peer-reviewed literature and information from health clinics, LGBTQ organizations...

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