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New free resource for young people: A Quick Guide to the Menstrual Cycle & Periods

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SHINE SA, 10th May 2022 It can be hard to get accurate and helpful information for people getting their period for the first time. We’ve designed a new guide to answer the questions that young people want to know, like… What is a period? Why do we have periods? What is a menstrual cycle? What period products should I use?, and more. This quick guide helps to demystify periods and to reduce...

A cross-sectional study of male and female kissing partners among MSM

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Chow Eric P. F., Phillips Tiffany R., Tran Julien, Aung Ei T., Maddaford Kate, Fairley Christopher K. (2022) A cross-sectional study of male and female kissing partners among men who have sex with men. Sexual Health 19, 27-32.  Abstract Background: Kissing may be a risk factor for gonorrhoea. Past studies have focused on male kissing partners among men who have sex with men (MSM). This study...

Stopping violence against women starts with learning what misogyny really is

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The Conversation, Published: March 15, 2022 2.55am AEDT, by Katy Dineen, College Lecturer in Teaching & Learning Enhancement, University College Cork & Maria Moulin-Stożek, University Professor, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa The problem of violence against women might seem insurmountable. But focusing on education about misogyny may provide a place to start. In particular, it is...

Factors associated with syphilis seroprevalence in women with and at-risk for HIV infection…

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Aaron KJ, Brill I, Causey-Pruitt Z, et al Factors associated with syphilis seroprevalence in women with and at-risk for HIV infection in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (1994–2015) Sexually Transmitted Infections 2022;98:4-10. Abstract: Objective – Syphilis rates among women in the USA more than doubled between 2014 and 2018. We sought to identify correlates of syphilis among women...

Open letter to PM signed by over 250 organisations, including SHINE SA

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23/11/2021 SHINE SA are pleased to be one of the many signatories to the Joint Letter to the Prime Minister calling for laws that protect us all, equally. Media Release from Equality Australia, November 23, 2021: Olympian Ian Thorpe has today teamed up with LGBTIQ+ organisation, Equality Australia, to launch a campaign urging the Australian Parliament to oppose a Religious Discrimination Bill...

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...

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