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Latest Australian Statistics on Sexual Violence – Victimisation

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 24/08/2021 This article is the first in a new series exploring the nature and prevalence of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in Australia. Topics covered include changes in prevalence over time, victimisation risk factors, immediate and long-term impacts on victims, and criminal justice outcomes for offenders. The focus of this first article is...

Australian LGBTIQA+ Policy Guide

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The Equality Project, August 2021 The Australian LGBTIQA+ Policy Guide is a high-level overview of the most prominent needs experienced broadly throughout Australian LGBTIQA+ communities. The Equality Project developed the guide to ensure that lesbian, gay, bi+, trans, gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, queer, asexual people and their families experience genuine inclusion and the realisation...

Agenda 2025: Ending HIV transmission in Australia in four years

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Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO), 17th June 2021 Agenda 2025 is a fully costed plan which draws upon evidence based research and is backed by top researchers, leaders, and clinicians in Australia’s community-led HIV response.  Australia can end HIV transmission within four short years, averting over 6,000 infections by 2030 and saving $1.4 billion in health costs, according to a...

Female genital cosmetic surgery (Journal editorial)

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Lowe, J. and Black, K.I. (2021), Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol, 61: 325-327. Female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) is a relatively new and highly controversial surgical field where sociocultural influences and medicine collide. Procedures under this umbrella term include vaginoplasty, hymenoplasty, and labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is the most common of these and typically involves procedures to reduce...

Women Living With HIV Require Better Mental Health Diagnostics and Interventions

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Infectious Disease Advisor, April 9, 2021 Mental health conditions affect women living with HIV (WLWH) at substantially higher rates compared with men living with HIV (MLWH) and HIV-negative women. However, treatment regimens and research literature related to mental health do not reflect the proportion of affected WLWH. In a narrative review published online in the January 2021 issue of...

Nearly half of all women are denied bodily autonomy, says new UNFPA report ‘My Body is My Own’

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United Nations Population Fund,  14th April 2021 Nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care, according to UNFPA’s 2021 flagship State of World Population report, released today. For the first time, a United Nations report focuses on bodily autonomy: the power and agency to make...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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