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disability

Our LGBTIQ+ communities are diverse in many different ways and the Queensland Council for LGBTI Health (QC) has been working through a way to meet and walk alongside our communities, support people, allies and services in the disability space. Communities and people with lived experience of disability guided the conversations and helped shape the plan. …

Better Bottoming

So, you want to try butt stuff! But doesn’t it hurt? What if you have a poo explosion! Bottoming can (and should) feel great. So, here’s the Doc Q Guide to Better Bottoming What should I eat before bottoming? Your butt connects all the way up to your mouth, so start at the top. Fibre …

stop using ice stop ice use

Helping a loved one to reduce or stop using crystal methamphetamine (ice) is not easy. But one man, who helped his brother’s recovery, says it is worth it. Shane believes keeping an open mind and having access to support services were crucial in supporting his brother John through recovery. If you or a loved one …

vaccinated

I get it, everyone is totally over talking about COVID-19 vaccines. But did you know that there are other vaccines that LGBTQ+ people should be thinking about to stay in tip-top shape? So get those shoulders ready, get vaccinated and a nice little rainbow bandaid to put on top! Dr Rhys Young is a proud …

stis

Chlamydia, gonorrhoea & syphilis. Oh my! These sneaky little buggers are all around town and if you’re getting down & dirty, there’s a good chance you might be meeting one soon. There are a lot of myths out there about STIs so let’s break down some of the most common ones that we doctors see …

Transgender Youth puberty blockers

With the recent focus on Transgender youth and puberty blockers and the relentless attempts to create controversy over the issue, we revisit a 2016 article from Dr Fiona Bisshop. The article contains light edits to reflect changes in the years since. Dr Bisshop is currently President of AusPATH (Australian Professional Association for Trans Health). I …

Recovery from Ice help is available recovery is possible

Crystal methamphetamine (ice) can be a tough drug to stop. It’s a lot easier with help, but fear, shame and stigma often deter people from seeking the support they need. QNews spoke to Rosie and her Mum, Gloria, about their experience with ice. Rosie previously developed a dependency on ice over six years. But with …

GP Appointment

At year’s end, a lot of people take the opportunity to check in with their GP. Perhaps to refill a PrEP script, plan for an annual screening or finally get that funky lump checked out. Seeing the doctor can seem a chore. I’ve got some tips to help you get the most out of your …

vaping e-cigarettes erectile dysfunction

Research shows vaping can double the risk of erectile dysfunction in healthy men aged 20 to 65. The American Journal of Preventative Medicine published the study which analysed the risk of erectile dysfunction from smoking e-cigarettes in almost 25,000 men. The researchers discovered that vaping increases the risk of erectile dysfunction even in men with …

ice living best life help is available recovery is possible

Research shows higher rates of Crystal Methamphetamine (ice) use in the LGBTIQ+ communities than among the general population. However, it is possible to find help and recover from ice dependence. Following a decade of ice use, Alex Bartzis found the help he needed. Alex says living your best life involves moving beyond the shadows caused …

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