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CAMHS seeking feedback from Queer and Gender Diverse young people and families who have accessed their services

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CAMHS  (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services), December 2020 CAMHS  (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) is seeking feedback from Queer and Gender Diverse young people and families who have accessed CAMHS services.  The CAMHS Rainbow Group is wanting to hear how Queer and Gender Diverse people have experienced their services so that they can make sure they are providing the most...

The Experience of International Students Before and During COVID-19: Housing, work, study, and wellbeing

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 University of Technology Sydney, Australian Research Council study (DP190101073), International students’ experience of renting accommodation in Australia is a crucial but overlooked determinant of their wellbeing, which has been brought into stark relief by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report is based on two surveys of international students in the private rental sector (PRS). The...

Psychosocial mediators of perceived stigma and suicidal ideation among transgender women

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Kota, K.K., Salazar, L.F., Culbreth, R.E. et al. Psychosocial mediators of perceived stigma and suicidal ideation among transgender women. BMC Public Health 20, 125 (2020). Abstract Background Transgender women (TGW) in the U.S. experience high rates of stigma, depression, and elevated rates of suicide. This study examined correlates of suicidal ideation and estimated the conditional indirect...

Life satisfaction and mental health among transgender students

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Life satisfaction and mental health among transgender students in Norway Anderssen, N., Sivertsen, B., Lønning, K.J. et al. BMC Public Health 20, 138 (2020) Background Social attitudes to transgender persons and other gender minorities vary around the world, and in many cultures, prejudices and social stigma are common. Consequently, transgender persons face challenges related to discrimination...

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...

Intercourse, age of initiation and contraception among adolescents in Ireland

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BMC Public Health 2018 18:362  Abstract Background The need to tackle sexual health problems and promote positive sexual health has been acknowledged in Irish health policy. Young people’s sexual behaviour however remains under-researched with limited national data available. Methods This study presents the first nationally representative and internationally comparable data on young people’s...

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