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Marie Stopes Australia seeks signatories to open letter re changes to telehealth

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July 2020   There are changes to Telehealth from Monday, July 20th which mean that clients who have not attended a service within the last 12 months – that is, new clients or clients who have not used a service in the last 12 months – will no longer be eligible for a Telehealth appointment.   Marie Stopes Australia has written an open letter about the impact of this change access to...

Multiple factors explain why middle-aged heterosexuals with new sexual partners don’t use condoms

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nam/aidsmap New strategies and approaches are needed to address the sexual health needs of middle-aged heterosexuals starting new relationships, research published in Sexually Transmitted Infections suggests. The UK study involved men and women aged between 40 and 59 years with, or considering, new sexual partners after the break-up of a long-term relationship. In-depth interviews showed that...

In[ter]view: SHINE SA’s Dr Amy Moten

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Verse magazine, Edition 18, September 2017 This edition we talked to Amy, SHINE SA’s Medical Educator, who is answering all your questions when it comes to the ‘what’s this’ and ‘how do I check that’ of sex. How often should people who are sexually active get tested? You should have a test when symptoms of a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) are first noticed or if a sexual partner is...

FPAA’s statement opposing the global removal of funding to reproductive services

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Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA), 27 January 2017 Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA) opposes the Global Gag Rule, reinstated by US President Trump on Monday 23 January 2017, which prohibits international organisations from receiving US Aid if they provide, counsel, refer or advocate for abortion services. This action will set a global agenda in restricting women’s access to...

News from Brisbane: HIV notifications fallen, rapid STI testing starting

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HIV notifications drop by 30 per cent in Metro North and South Brisbane Times, Oct 31 2016 New HIV notifications have dropped 30 per cent in the first six months of this year in the Metro North and South areas, compared to the previous five-year average. The results, detailed in the latest HIV Foundation Queensland annual report, show the state records among the best results in the nation. Read...

Evidence Check Review for STI Interventions

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Sax Institute for the Centre for Population Health, NSW Ministry of Health, October 2015 This Evidence Check Review reports on the effectiveness of interventions which aim to reduce the transmission of three Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs): chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis. This rapid review was commissioned by the Centre for Population Health, New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health...

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