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A global review of existing literature on the sexual exploitation of boys

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ECPAT International (Global Boys Initiative), released 2021 In recent years, there has been a growing awareness that we lack a comprehensive understanding of  how sexual exploitation affects boys. Data on the sexual exploitation of all children is generally lacking. When it does exist, it tends to focus on girls. Yet, evidence suggests that boys may be as, or even more, vulnerable than girls in...

New Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide

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Thorne Harbour Health, October 2021 “The Cottage” is a new Alcohol and Other Drug Service for LGBTIQ and HIV + community members in Adelaide, from Thorne Harbour Health.  At Thorne Harbour Health we understand that LGBTIQ community members can have particular needs when it comes to making positive changes in relation to drinking and using drugs. We know that our communities often...

Stigma remains a barrier to women seeking help for Substance Use Disorders in pregnancy

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On Health Report with Dr Norman Swan (ABC Radio),  Broadcast: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 5:40pm Experts say more facilities are needed across Australia to keep women with substance use disorders and their babies together when it’s safe to do so, and research is urgently needed to know what early interventions and support these children need beyond infancy. And they say stigma is a major barrier to...

Understanding Lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s Experiences of Alcohol, Substance Use and Health (UnLEASH) Study

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NDARC at UNSW , June 2021   The Understanding Lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s Experiences of Alcohol, Substance Use and Health (UnLEASH) Study explores lesbian, bisexual and queer women’s health and wellbeing and the relationship with smoking, drinking, and using drugs. We want to give voices to those in our communities that have not been heard before and we need your help! Led by...

Sex Worker Health Outcomes in High-Income Countries of Varied Regulatory Environment

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Sex Worker Health Outcomes in High-Income Countries of Varied Regulatory Environments: A Systematic Review. McCann J, Crawford G, Hallett J. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(8):3956. There is significant debate regarding the regulation of the sex industry, with a complex range of cultural, political and social factors influencing regulatory models which...

People identifying as LGBTIQ and alcohol, tobacco & other drugs in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, last updated 12/06/2020 Key Findings: People identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual have relatively high rates of substance use. However, there is a lack of comprehensive data available on the associated harms for this population group. Almost one in 5 (18.7%) people identifying as homosexual or bisexual reported daily tobacco smoking in 2016, comapred...

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