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Let’s talk about sex: Broaching sexual ethics with young people

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Australian Institute of Family Studies, 8 June 2016 Sexual violence and coercion is a serious problem faced by young people. Young women aged 18-24 are the most likely group to have experienced sexual violence in the past 12 months. As awkward or embarrassing as we can sometimes find it to talk to young people about sex and relationships, research such as that from the ABS shows how important it...

Survey of middle-aged Canadians finds more sex and pleasure, less condom use

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SIECCAN, June 2016 New research by Trojan condoms with the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) surveyed 2,400 Canadians between the ages of 40 and 59 about their sex lives. 63 per cent said they’re more sexually adventurous than they were a decade ago. 65 percent reported their last sexual encounter as being “very pleasurable.” Findings also showed that two...

New teaching resource: Practical Guide To Love, Sex And Relationships

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The Age, February 18, 2016 – 1:17AM Did the word “pleasure” ever crop up in your sex education class at school? Chances are that, between ripping condoms off bananas and examining the vast array of sexually transmitted diseases, the notion that sex could be pleasurable, didn’t exactly leap to mind. But a new, progressive, sex education resource for secondary students...

Sexual & reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV

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December 1, 2015 The Journal of the International AIDS Society (an open access, peer-reviewed journal), has published a new supplement: Sexual and reproductive health and human rights of women living with HIV. Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to HIV infection as a result of a variety of biological, cultural, social, and economic factors, including gender inequality within the context...

Imprisoned without offence: the pain-filled, asexual world of genitally-mutilated women

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The Cable (Nigeria), November 09, 2015 Sunday Salawa may never have sat in a classroom or profited from any formal form of learning. She may not even know the English expression for an act she describes in Yoruba as didabe f’omobinrin, but she does know it is dangerous. She didn’t have to be told by staff or consultants of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – one of the UN agencies...

‘Gay genes’: science is on the right track, we’re born this way. Let’s deal with it.

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Guardian: Science, Friday 24 July 2015  In a recent Guardian article , Simon Copland argued that it is very unlikely people are born gay (or presumably any other sexual orientation). Scientific evidence says otherwise. It points strongly to a biological origin for our sexualities. Finding evidence for a biological basis should not scare us or undermine gay, lesbian and bisexual (LGB) rights. Read...

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