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Statement of Support for Decriminalisation of Sex Work

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SHINE SA, June 1st 2021 SHINE SA supports the decriminalisation of sex work.* In 2018 a global systematic review led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that any criminalisation/repressive policing of sex workers, their clients and/or sex work: increased risk of condomless sex, increased risk of infection of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), disrupted...

Press release: We Must Do Better for Our Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Young People

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South Australia’s first Commissioner for Children and Young People, 4th November 2019 Commissioner for Children and Young People Helen Connolly says that South  Australia’s trans and gender diverse children and young people have told her they want their health care needs to be a  priority for the Government.  Our jurisdictions around Australia already deliver models of care that cater to the...

Preventive work for men’s sexual and reproductive health and rights within primary care

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In everybody’s interest but no one’s assigned responsibility: midwives’ thoughts and experiences of preventive work for men’s sexual and reproductive health and rights within primary care BMC Public Health, Volume 19, Article number: 1423 (2019) Abstract Background Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have historically been regarded as a woman’s issue. It is likely that these gender...

Strategies for inclusion and equality – ‘norm-critical’ sex education in Sweden

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Sex Education, 2019,  DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2019.1634042 Abstract: This article examines the tactical (counter) politics of inclusive and ‘norm-critical’ approaches in Swedish sex education, focusing on the enactment of this critical agenda in sex education practices and how teachers interpret and negotiate the possibilities and pitfalls of this kind of work. The analysis draws on participant...

Are We Blinded by Desire? Relationship Motivation and Sexual Risk-Taking Intentions during Condom Negotiation

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The Journal of Sex Research, Shayna Skakoon-Sparling & Kenneth M. Cramer (2019) DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2019.1579888 ABSTRACT Effective condom negotiation skills support better sexual health for both men and women. The current study explored relationship motivation (motivation to establish and maintain long-term romantic relationships), gender, and sexual orientation as factors influencing the...

Australia will never be HIV-free if access to prevention requires a medicare card

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The Conversation, January 23, 2019 12.21pm AEDT by Nicholas Medland, Sexual health physician and senior researcher, UNSW Australia aims to “virtually eliminate” HIV transmission by 2022, according to the health minister’s new national HIV strategy. This ambitious goal has been made possible by biomedical HIV prevention, a new and highly effective way of preventing HIV using medications. But new...

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