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Sexual health

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Discussion paper

Growing up unequal: how sex and gender impact young women's health and wellbeing

The aim of this paper is to look at young women's health and wellbeing between the ages of 10 and 20. We examine young women's experience of six interrelated priority health areas: physical health, sexual and reproductive health, body image, relationships, mental health and social...
Survey

National survey of Australian secondary students and sexual health 2018

This survey is a national study exploring the sexual health and well-being of Australian adolescents. The anonymous survey asks questions about knowledge, behaviour and educational experiences related to sexual health and well-being. The Commonwealth Department of Health-funded study has been conducted approximately every five years...
Report

Advancing HIV justice: a progress report on achievements and challenges in global advocacy against HIV criminalisation

This document scans the current situation, the good developments and the bad; details the many initiatives by independent experts, governments, the United Nations and civil society; describes the latest research and its findings in terms of prosecutions and convictions and the social impact of these...
Report

Advancing HIV justice 2: building momentum in global advocacy against HIV criminalisation

The aim of Advancing HIV Justice 2 is to provide a progress report of achievements and challenges in global advocacy against HIV criminalisation.
Report

Advancing HIV justice 3: growing the global movement against HIV criminalisation

This report documents achievements and challenges in global advocacy against HIV criminalisation between 2015 and 2018. The report provides evidence of a growing, global movement against HIV criminalisation cases however, the authors say that the number of unjust cases and HIV-related criminal laws continues to...
Survey

Women in contact with the Sydney LGBTQ communities: report of the SWASH Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s Health Survey 2014, 2016, 2018

The Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey (SWASH) is a comprehensive biennial snapshot of the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ women covering issues including sexual and gender identity, sexual health, mental health, cancer screening behaviours and more.
Journal article

Psychological distress and risky sexual behaviours among women aged 16–25 years in Victoria, Australia

Identifying factors related to risky sexual behaviour may contribute to preventive and interventional approaches to reduce negative mental health outcomes among young women.
Report

The effects of pornography on children and young people: an evidence scan

This research found a growing evidence base showing that adolescents’ use of pornography can negatively influence their knowledge about sex, safe sex practices, gender roles, and could lead them to have unrealistic expectations about sex.
Report

HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia.
Report

Bloodborne viral and sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This surveillance report provides information on the occurrence of blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia for the purposes of stimulating and supporting discussion on ways forward in minimising the transmission risks, as well as the...