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Video: teaching Arabs to talk about sex

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BBC news, 09 Jul 2019 Safa Tamish teaches Palestinians to talk about sex, a topic often seen as taboo in the Arab world. She encourages workshop participants to speak frankly, for example not shying away from using proper names for body parts in Arabic. A survey for BBC Arabic across the Middle East and North Africa has looked at attitudes on issues ranging from religion to homosexuality and...

Exploring HIV risks, testing and prevention among sub-Saharan African community members in Australia

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International Journal for Equity in Health, 2018, 17:62 Abstract Background Significant health disparities persist regarding new and late HIV diagnoses among sub-Saharan African (SSA) communities in Australia. Personal/cultural beliefs and practices influence HIV (risk, prevention, testing) within Australia and during visits to home countries. Method A community forum was conducted involving 23...

Breast cancer screening and cultural barriers: Why some women are missing early detection

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ABC, Saturday 3 January, 2018 Some women say it’s fate. Others believe in “God’s will”. Then there are those who simply feel uncomfortable talking about their breasts. When it comes to breast cancer screening in culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD), there are varied and complex reasons that can hinder important messages about early detection. A recent...

Shame, secrecy and silence hobble migrant women’s sexual health, new research suggests

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Sydney Morning Herald, August 5th 2017 Shame, secrecy, silence and fear were keeping many new migrant women in the dark about their own sexual and reproductive health, found a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Cultural and religious beliefs were major barriers to many women accessing health services, warned the researchers who held focus groups with 169 single, married...

‘Sex prescriptions’ may not be the answer but we must respect disabled people’s right to a sexual life

SBS, 19 Jan 2017 – 1:04PM Sex for disabled people is an important aspect of their lives, as it is for most people. But there remains a taboo around sex and disabled people. Discrimination and marginalisation means disabled people often spend their lives denied the opportunity to explore their sexual identities. Consequently, the Green Party in Germany recently proposed “sex prescriptions”...

Let’s talk about sex: why do we need good sex education? – podcast transcript

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The Guardian, Wednesday 15 June 2016 18.00 AEST There are 1.8 billion people aged 10 to 24 today, but how many of those are getting comprehensive sexuality education? And why, in 2016, are there still so many taboos around sex? Liz Ford discusses what young people should be taught, when sex education should start and asks, what does comprehensive sexuality education actually mean? She visits the...

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