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WHO: Revision of ICD-11 (gender incongruence/transgender) – Q&A

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World Health Organization, Published on 18 Jun 2018

Dr Lale Say, Coordinator, Adolescents and at-Risk Populations Team at the World Health Organization discusses changes in the classification of gender incongruence (transgender) in the new ICD-11.

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For more information, visit:  www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/

The time for action on Human T-Lymphotrophic Virus has arrived: An open letter to WHO

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Australasian Society for HIV Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), 10 May 2018 ASHM has joined the call by leading Human T-Lymphotrophic Virus 1 (HTLV-1) researchers, clinicians and patients to take action on HTLV-1 by signing an open letter to the WHO, published in an abbreviated form in The Lancet. The letter calls on the WHO to support the promotion of proven, effective...

Australia leads the world in hepatitis C treatment – what’s behind its success?

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The Conversation, July 31, 2017 4.05pm AEST The World Health Organisation recently set ambitious goals for the “elimination of hepatitis C as a major public health threat”. These included having 80% of people treated and an 80% reduction in the spread of the virus by 2030. Given there are around 70 million people infected with hep C worldwide, only 20% diagnosed, and no effective vaccine, the...

Liz Forsyth: South Australia has some of the country’s most outdated and strictest laws around sex work

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Liz Forsyth, CEO of YWCA Adelaide – in The Advertiser, August 2, 2017 SOUTH Australia has some of the most outdated and strictest laws around sex work in the country. However the Bill to decriminalise sex work may soon be before the House of Assembly, having successfully passed the Legislative Council by 13 votes to eight earlier in July. What will this reform mean? Will sex workers take...

Scientists warn that antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea is on the rise

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WHO, 07 July 2017 Every day, more than 1 million sexually transmitted infections are acquired worldwide, and each year an estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea. New data from 77 countries show that antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhoea much harder – and sometimes impossible – to treat. The data has been published in PLOS, in two new scientific articles. Read more...

Pregnancy problems are leading global killer of ​​females aged 15 to 19

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The Guardian, Tuesday 16 May 2017 14.01 AEST Pregnancy complications are the leading cause of death globally among females aged 15-19, with self-harm in second place, a global study has found. More than 1.2 million female and male adolescents die annually, the World Health roaOrganization (WHO) report said – the majority from preventable causes including mental health issues, poor nutrition...

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