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[Australians] with endometriosis face six-year wait for diagnosis, study finds

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The Guardian, Thu 22 Oct 2020 11.55 AEDT A study of 620 [Australians] living with the painful and often debilitating condition endometriosis found [they] have to wait an average of 6.4 years before being diagnosed and often undergo surgeries that fail to improve their chronic pain. The study, published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, found despite medical and surgical...

Opinion: Relationships & sex education now mandatory in English schools – Australia should do the same

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Jacqueline Hendriks,The Conversation, September 9, 2020 6.07am AEST Relationships and sex education became compulsory throughout schools in England at the beginning of September 2020. In primary schools the course will focus on relationships, while secondary schools will include topics such as managing intimate relationships, consent and online behaviour. Schools — including government...

Call for study participants: Image Based Sexual Abuse (IBSA) and its impact on LGBTQ individuals

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University of Birmingham, May 2020 Image Based Sexual Abuse (IBSA) and the impact this has on the well-being of LGBTQ individuals This PhD study aims to explore LGBTQ individuals’ experiences of Image Based Sexual Abuse (also known as revenge pornography) on their mental health and well-being. The study is also interested in how much health and well-being organisations understand about IBSA and...

COVID-19: pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding – statements & guidance

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Various sources, March 2020 RANZCOG statement: A message for pregnant women and their families  The Lancet Study on COVID-19 Transmission in Pregnancy  CDC Statement: Pregnancy & Breastfeeding: Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (USA)  Updated SOGC Committee Opinion – COVID-19 in Pregnancy (Canada) RCOG Statement: Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy (UK) Abortion care: UK...

Multiple factors explain why middle-aged heterosexuals with new sexual partners don’t use condoms

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nam/aidsmap New strategies and approaches are needed to address the sexual health needs of middle-aged heterosexuals starting new relationships, research published in Sexually Transmitted Infections suggests. The UK study involved men and women aged between 40 and 59 years with, or considering, new sexual partners after the break-up of a long-term relationship. In-depth interviews showed that...

Prostitution and sex work: nature and prevalence in England and Wales (report)

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University of Bristol, commissioned by the Home Office and the Office of the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, October 2019 The University of Bristol was commissioned by the Home Office and the Office of the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner to look in to the current ‘nature’ and ‘prevalence’ of prostitution in England and Wales, involving adults aged 18 or over. The research was...

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