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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...

It’s not just the mechanics … children need lessons in life and love

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The Guardian, Sunday 5 March 2017 11.05 AEDT The radical overhaul of sex and relationships education (SRE) announced by the [UK] government last week is very good news. Children will learn about healthy adult relationships from the age of four and sex education will become compulsory in all secondary schools. So, good news – but also long overdue, given the challenges faced by the young. Read...

Abortion Doesn’t Negatively Affect Women’s Mental Health: Study

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TIME, Dec. 14, 2016 The largest and most comprehensive study on the matter reports that women are much more emotionally stressed if they are denied an abortion initially than if they received one upon request. “There are policies and decisions being made with this assumption that abortion harms women’s mental health,” says study author M. Antonia Biggs. Read more here  Access journal paper (full...

Stepping Out: free workshops at SAMESH (for young same-sex attracted men)

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SAMESH, March 2016 SAMESH is running its first Stepping Out workshop for 2016. Working in partnership with the team at MOSAIC services, this FREE workshop provides a space for same sex attracted men, 18 – 26 to gather and talk about sexuality, sex and sexual health. Workshops will run once a week for 6 weeks, commencing April 26. (Numbers limited to 12 participants). Workshops will run between 6...

Gender and Body Image articles – free access until, end of September

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Taylor & Francis Publishing, 13th July 2015 As summer approaches, inevitably discussions concerning body image become prevalent. Perpetuated by the media and broadcasted via social media, a variety of sociological and psychological issues become projected into the public conscious. To recognise these issues from the perspective of gender, Taylor & Francis have compiled a collection of...

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