Centre for Social Research in Health

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Communities affected by blood-borne viruses and STIs are more likely to opt out of digital health services, says a new national study.

A protest at the Melbourne Writers Festival in 2016. Photo: Vixen Collective image archive

UNSW academics argue that the review into sex work could result in positive changes to the working conditions for many sex workers.

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An annual trends report says addressing the impact of COVID-19, stigma and the distrust of public health is needed to ensure harm reduction and raise treatment numbers. 

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Sex workers face barriers to justice in sexual assault trials, and decriminalisation is necessary to enable sex workers to access legal redress, a UNSW law expert says.

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Priority groups at risk of blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections still likely to experience negative behaviour from the general public and in healthcare settings.

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The relational, spiritual, cultural and social needs at the end of life among aged care residents require much greater attention and resourcing, according to UNSW experts.

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Drop, suspend, downgrade or keep? Many people are feeling the pinch and wondering if private heath insurance is worth keeping during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what to consider.

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UNSW Associate Professor Christy Newman and Scientia PhD Candidate Sujith Kumar from the Centre for Social Research in Health discuss the 2020 Mardi Gras theme - 'What Matters'.

Safe and brave spaces for LGBTIQ young people

UNSW Associate Professor Christy Newman and Scientia PhD Candidate Sujith Kumar from the Centre for Social Research in Health discuss the importance of safe and brave spaces for LGBTIQ+ young people and allies. In this episode, Christy and Sujith discuss the concept of 'medical spaces'. 

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UNSW Professor Deborah Lupton explores the unintended consequences of modern technology through the lens of a social researcher.

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