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After a diagnosis of HIV, some women see themselves as blameworthy, contaminated or contagious, because of societal discourses of risk and stigma. (Unsplash/Allan Fillipe Santos Dias

Why a fulfilling sexual life with HIV matters

On International Women's Day, everyone can pledge to be an ally to women living with HIV and support their access to sexual health and sexual pleasure.
Is Richard Di Natale correct in saying that Tasmanian women aren’t getting access safe termination services? AAP/David Crosling

FactCheck: do women in Tasmania have access to safe abortions?

In Hobart supporting the Tasmanian Greens ahead of the state election, Greens leader Richard Di Natale said 'in one of our states, women are not getting access to safe terminations'. Is that correct?
A couple in bed. Research shows that sex is important to happiness and good health. 4 pm production/

Consensual sex is key to happiness and good health, science says

Love may make the world go round, but sex keeps it going. There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the horrors of bad sex. But it's important to remember that good sex is good for us.
More women than men avoid sex, but the reasons for both genders vary. PKPix/

Who’s avoiding sex, and why

Sex is an important part of life, but many people avoid it. Fear, former abuse and religion are common reasons, but you may be surprised to know how your overall health also leads to avoidance.
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How to make your next sexual health check less, erm … awkward

Many people find the idea of a sexual health check awkward or embarrassing. But there are simple things you can do, or be aware of, to make your next check up more comfortable.
By agencies working together, we can prevent female genital mutilation, which new research confirms is happening in Australia. from

Female genital mutilation is hurting Australian girls and we must work together to stamp it out

Female genital mutilation is largely hidden in Australia and other high-income countries. But the United Nations says it is a global concern – and our research found it does affect girls here.
Older couple. Via Shutterstock. From

Why sex gets better in older age

A culture focused on youth may lead us to believe that older people do not enjoy sex. A new study shows why that is not true, and how the notion of 'sexual wisdom' may explain why.
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Where Latino teens learn about sex does matter

Understanding where teens learn about sex and how that influences them can help us find ways to encourage healthy sexual behaviors, such as using condoms and birth control.
Recent improvements in medical management of HIV infection are not well understood in the legal sector.

Australian law needs a refresher on the science of HIV transmission

HIV diagnosis is devastating for patients and their families. But the infection is no longer a death sentence, and should not be prosecuted as such say experts.
From a woman’s first periods until menopause, menstrual hormones drive her vaginal discharge. Annette Shaff/Shutterstock

Health Check: what is normal vaginal discharge and what’s not?

Vaginal discharge varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month to month and beyond.
The programs aim to influence teens to think seriously about contraception and the consequences of their sexual choices. Mary Sauers/Flickr

Electronic baby simulators could increase, not decrease, teen pregnancy

Electronic baby simulators given to schoolgirls as part of a sex education program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant, a new Australian study has found.

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