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Rainbow Flag

Would you like to be a part of the redesign of mental health support services across the Brisbane south, Logan, Beaudesert and Stradbroke areas? Brisbane South Primary Health Network (PHN) is seeking representation from a diverse range of voices in recognition of the higher rates of mental health issues, suicidality and/or alcohol and other drug …

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Two youths marching in a pride parade with a rainbow flag and a 'born this way' banner

By David Rhodes, Edith Cowan University There is currently no consistent standard of sex, sexuality, gender and respectful relationships education across Australian schools. Each state and territory makes decisions about what they teach in schools. Additionally, religious schools have exemptions under anti-discrimination laws to decide how they approach these issues, and whether they include them …

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LGBTIQ Discrimination

Forty-six per cent of LGBTIQ people with a disability experienced discrimination, harassment or abuse in the past year, a new report has revealed. The report was written by academics William Leonard and Dr Rosemary Mann, who reviewed national and international research over 18 years to discover the impact that discrimination and social exclusion have on …

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Transgender Teenager

For transgender people, access to hormones and surgery is vital. Traditionally this has often been a long and difficult path, beginning with their first disclosure to a doctor or therapist. This is often followed by many months or years of psychiatric assessment and counselling before they are finally allowed to start hormones and eventually have …

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Stock photo of IVF reproduction reproductive therapy

By Damien Riggs, Flinders University For any person needing medical care, informed consent is vital. Yet for transgender people, informed consent may be hindered by how medical professionals share information. This is especially the case in the context of reproductive health, where speaking about reproductive materials is often highly gendered. Both the World Professional Association …

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Syphilis

I thought I’d write an update on what’s going around in the world of sexually transmitted stuff in Brisbane. And I mean literally going around. I’ve got one word for you – syphilis. These last couple of weeks has been a syphilis convention in Brisbane, and I’ve been jabbing people with penicillin left, right and …

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Stonewall Medical Centre practice nurse Quentin Bryce

One of Brisbane’s flagship LGBTIQ health practices, Stonewall Medical Centre, will celebrate its new extension next weekend. Former Australian Governor-General the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO will officially open the centre’s expanded premises at a special event on Sunday, June 10. The team at the centre will celebrate the opening from 10:30am, with all …

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Brotherboy Sistergirl Youth

Brisbane’s Open Doors Youth Service has launched a new alcohol and other drug support program to assist LGBTIQ Brotherboy and Sistergirl young people. Open Doors Acting General Manager Chris Pickard said the much-needed program “aims to provide better social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for LGBTIQAP+ Brotherboy and Sistergirl youth.” “Open Doors Youth Service had the …

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super gonorrhoea

Two cases of multi-drug-resistant “super gonorrhoea” have been detected in Australia for the first time – one in Queensland and another in Western Australia. A Queensland Health spokesperson confirmed two cases of gonorrhoea resistant to multiple antibiotics had been detected in the past month. Evidence suggests that one of the Australians acquired their infection in …

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Last time, the Doc reported some major research findings presented at the recent HIV conference she attended in Boston.  This time, Brisbane LGBTIQ health specialist Dr Fiona Bisshop concludes her round up of some of the key topics. Vaccine Progress There is no doubt that a vaccine is essential if we are ever going to …

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