Male pill on the horizon

Written by Adam Watkins on . Posted in News & Updates

The female contraceptive pill has helped millions of women take control of their fertility and reproductive health since it became available in 1961. Yet a male equivalent has yet to be fully developed. This effectively leaves men with only two viable contraceptive options: condoms or a vasectomy.

Teaching kids how to seek consent

Written by SBS : Deanne Carson on . Posted in News & Updates

Teaching consent is more than empowering children to be able to say 'no'; it's also about helping them grow up knowing how to seek consent for every touch they instigate, writes educator Deanne Carson.

HIV PrEP available on PBS in Australia

Written by ASHM on . Posted in News & Updates

The Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt has announced a landmark decision in HIV prevention in approving HIV-prevention drugs – tenofovir with emtricitabine, known as PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April, thereby providing broader access for any doctor or general practitioner to be able prescribe PrEP to an Australian resident who holds a current Medicare card.

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