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SHINE SA 2018–19 Annual Report is now out

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SHINE SA, 14/11/2019 SHINE SA’s 2018–19 Annual Report is now out.  Over the course of the year, we provided clinical services to more than 34,000 clients and counselling services to over 900 clients. Over 1,000 doctors, nurses and midwives attended our courses and updates. Over 2,500 teachers attended our courses and updates. Thank you to our staff, clients and partner organisations who...

Report: 6th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), 2019 The Secondary Students and Adolescent Sexual Health survey is a national study exploring the sexual health and well-being of Australian adolescents. The anonymous survey asks questions about knowledge, behaviour and educational experiences related to sexual health and well-being. The Commonwealth Department of Health funded...

Secondary students’ sexual health survey results

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La Trobe University, 11th June 2019 The sixth National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health, conducted in 2018 and released today, found 47 per cent of Year 10-12 students taking the survey had engaged in sexual intercourse.  Of sexually active respondents, 76 per cent had sex at home; 65 per cent with a boyfriend or girlfriend; 62 percent often or always used a condom; and...

Rapid HIV testing increases testing frequency among gay and bisexual men: a controlled before–after study

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Sexual Health – Keen Phillip, Jamil Muhammad, Callander Denton, Conway Damian P., McNulty Anna, Davies Stephen C., Couldwell Deborah C., Smith Don E., Holt Martin, Vaccher Stefanie J., Gray James, Cunningham Philip, Prestage Garrett, Guy Rebecca, (2019) Published online: 4 April 2019 Abstract: Background: Rapid HIV testing was introduced at 12 clinics in New South Wales (NSW) for routine...

STI’S on the rise in SA – free campaign resources (SHINE SA media release)

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SHINE SA, April 2, 2019 Sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates are on the rise in South Australia, with around 1 in 20 young people infected with chlamydia¹. Left untreated chlamydia can lead to infection of the reproductive systems and long term consequences. Having one STI also increases the risk of being infected with another. As such it’s important that young people in SA are encouraged...

Landmark study to track gay and bisexual men’s attitudes on body image

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ABC News Breakfast, 15/2/2019 Steroid use is on the rise as young men fuelled by social media lead a dangerous pursuit of muscle-bound perfection, researchers warn.  Now, for the first time, a global study run from Australia will look specifically at how gay and bisexual men are impacted and whether this could be leading to fatal outcomes. Starting today, 3.5 million men on the Grindr app in...

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