sexual health

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The National Debrief Survey questioned heterosexual and LGBTIQ+ youth about their sexual health related practices. 

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New data released by the Kirby Centre shows a sharp increase in the diagnosis of gonorrhoea and a widening gap in HIV infection rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. 

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A UNSW research trial to examine if e-cigarettes can help smokers quit and a world-first treatment for teenagers with PTSD and substance abuse are among projects to receive major backing in the latest NHMRC funding round.

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New HIV notifications in the non-Indigenous population have stabilised while rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men have doubled over the past five years, according to new research.  

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The idea that everyone should have and enjoy sex, and continue doing so through old age, is recent, writes Juliet Richters.

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Most people would like to have sex up to four times a week but the reality is it just doesn't happen that often, an Australian snapshot of heterosexual relationships has found.

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A fall in condom use across Australia is driving growth in sexually-transmitted infections but new national strategies could improve our sexual health, UNSW experts say. 

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Comprehensive sex-education programs empower young people to make informed decisions about their sexual health, writes Peter Aggleton. 

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Professor Helen Christensen has won a major fellowship for mental health research, worth $3.75 million. The Kirby Institute was also a big winner in the latest NHMRC funding round.

UNSW researchers have developed a new national strategy aimed at eliminating syphilis and reducing other sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Indigenous communities.