A Journey of Discovery, Divas, and the Desert 

They’re ready for stardom. They’re ready for fame. They’re ready for their close-up. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is rapidly becoming one of my favourite movies of all time. A funny, lively, and heart-warming comedy involving two drag queens and a trans woman travelling through the hot, dusty Australian desert? Yeah, it definitely got me hooked! One of the things I loved about […]

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Beginning the conversation about adolescent sexual health in Australia: where should it start?

Given all the advances in healthcare accessibility in Australia, why should the sexual health of adolescents still be seen as a taboo topic? For decades now, Australia has been a forerunner in acknowledging and reforming longstanding laws against inclusivity of sexual practices. The fact is, sexual health and wellbeing is a human right and progression […]

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Have you been tested?

A study of sexually transmitted diseases among Australian adolescents. Each year, there are an estimated 376 million new infections of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide. The sexual health of adolescents has been an important conversation amongst public health specialists for quite some time now. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a subset of communicable diseases; there are […]

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Adolescents’ sexual health in India – underlying gaps of female genital mutilation

India utilises the Beveridge healthcare model, where care for all individuals is provided and financed by the government through tax payments. The quality of care is addressed by the government through legal measures, with many schemes in place to ensure that even those with low incomes are able to access care. Upholding sexual health in […]

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Adolescence is a near-universal part of human development that has far reaching determinants on one’s health: Why is the experience so different depending on where you live?

“We should know that the problem we are having is a natural process and not a fatal disease.” Tajkia Jahan Imagine waking up as young woman to your first experience with your menstrual cycle and not knowing what was happening to your body, worse still, that your first thought was that of disease. Your understanding […]

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