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Hormones are not the key to younger women’s sexual function

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Monash University, 22 July 2020 A Monash University study into the causes of sexual dysfunction in young women has found social factors play just as important a role as hormone levels, and hormone therapy should not be prescribed as the only treatment. The study uncovered that while hormones, including androgens like testosterone, play a role, the things that matter more are whether a woman has...

The sex lives of young women marked by frustration, stress, guilt and embarrassment

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Monash University, 24 Feb 2020 Professor Susan Davis, a leading Monash University expert on women’s health, admits it was a highly ambitious project: minutely studying the sexual wellbeing of 7000 young Australian women with particular focus on complicated, intimate ideas such as desire, arousal, orgasm, responsiveness and self-esteem. Now that it’s done (and published this week in the...

We need a new definition of pornography – with consent at the centre

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The Conversation, March 18, 2019 5.51am AEDT We all think we know what pornography is, whether we oppose it, use it, or tolerate it. But are we all conjuring up the same images? Before we began our research on the meaning of pornography in young women’s lives, we wanted to define it. Our review of the literature found no consistently used definition. It was notable that there was no mention of...

Rosie in the Classroom: Lesson plans for teachers

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Rosie, a national harm prevention initiative by the Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls. Rosie in the Classroom is an educational program based on the original Rosie Videos, created to assist teachers in talking about difficult but important topics. Topics like sexting or respect in relationships should be incorporated into the curriculum so that all teenagers are aware of their rights and can...

How YouTubers took over sex education

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The Guardian, Tues March 13, 2018 With UK schools increasingly falling short, vloggers such as Hannah Witton and Laci Green have stepped up to offer guidance on everything from body confidence to sexual pleasure.  YouTube sex educators are increasingly popular, and for the young people I speak to, such videos are where almost all their information about sex now comes from. Read more...

We are ignoring the sex lives of women in rural Australia and they are paying the price

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SMH, 11 March 2018 — 2:59 pm Every day rural women, particularly adolescent girls, face considerable barriers to seeking family planning services like contraception and safe abortions, STD treatment, and gynaecology appointments. The consequences of inaccessibility are evident in the numbers: teenage pregnancy is declining in Australia overall, but is still disproportionately high in regional...

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