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Research Matters: What does LGBTIQ mean?

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Rainbow Health Victoria, 06 Oct 2020 Rainbow Health Victoria has launched a new series of information resources called Research Matters. This series aims to deliver accessible and concise briefings on current research relevant to LGBTIQ health and wellbeing. This includes looking at concepts and definitions as well as research relevant to particular communities or issues within the LGBTIQ...

Informed consent, individual care vital to ensure reproductive rights of transgender Australians

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The Conversation By Damien Riggs July 11, 2018 6.02am AEST For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital. Yet for transgender people, informed consent may be hindered by how medical professionals share information. This is especially the case in the context of reproductive health, where speaking about reproductive materials is often highly gendered. Both the World Professional...

New standards of care for trans and gender diverse children and adolescents

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The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, 2017 The first Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for trans and gender diverse children and adolescents, led Led by the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, have been released. Dr Michelle Telfer, Head of Adolescent Medicine and Gender Services at the RCH, says health professionals, such as GPs, school counsellors and...

Safer Sex for Trans Bodies

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HRC Foundation, August 2016 The HRC Foundation, in partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, released Safer Sex for Trans Bodies, a comprehensive sexual health guide for transgender and gender expansive people and their partners. The guide is written by and for members of the transgender community and offers them a long-overdue resource on potentially life-saving and affirming practices, from...

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