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Friday 11 July 2014
Featured

greater access to contraception would ensure a brighter future for today’s youth

Anna Masters
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A professionally trained counsellor at the Marie Stopes Sexual Health Infoline in Timor-Leste (East Timor) is on the phone trying to explain to a teenage girl that if she gets a contraceptive implant in her arm, there is no way it could travel to her heart or brain and kill her. These sorts of myths…
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
Featured

the US supreme court’s hobby lobby decision: a primer

Phylisa Wisdom
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You may have heard the name “Hobby Lobby” being tossed around American blogs and news recently. You’d be forgiven if your first thought was Hobby Lobby is a ridiculously childlike name for a major national business. If you had that thought, you’d be absolutely correct. The scandal surrounding Hobby Lobby is, like its name, embarrassing….
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Thursday 3 July 2014
Get Involved Health

making safe sex cool again: HERO condoms partners with the australasian institute of sexual health and medicine

Bridget Conway
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Did you know that the past decade has seen rate of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) increase in Australia? Many recent studies outline the surprising numbers around the increase of HPV and HIV in young people, as well as an increase in STIs in people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, but it is difficult…
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Wednesday 11 June 2014
Column Health

well…what?: hormonal contraception part II

Cin Peeler
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  Join Lip’s Cin Peeler for her all new fortnightly column on all things medicine, health and wellbeing! Last fortnight on Lip, Cin ran us through some types of hormonal contraception, their benefits and side effects. Here are a few more options … Intra Uterine Device (IUD) Mirena™ is the only available brand of hormonal IUD…
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Wednesday 28 May 2014
Column Health

well…what?: hormonal contraception part I

Cin Peeler
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Join Lip’s Cin Peeler for her all new fortnightly column on all things medicine, health and wellbeing! I was not quite 14 when I was prescribed the oral combination pill, the hormonal contraceptive more commonly known as ‘the Pill’ that’s been around since the 1960s. I had had terrible acne since I was 11, and…
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Thursday 8 May 2014
Get Involved

hero condoms takes a shot at getting stocked in Priceline Pharmacies, and they need your help!

Bridget Conway
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In the ever-present and isolating world of social media, we sometimes get caught up in our own headspaces. Don’t deny doing the typical thing, that I have often done, when receiving a Facebook event or seeing a Tweet about a not-for-profit cause or someone’s theatre show that they need you to help fund with Pozible,…
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Thursday 27 March 2014
News

in brief: Alaskan senator wants women to have pregnancy tests before drinking in bars

Shannon O'Keefe
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A state senator in Alaska is advocating that women have pregnancy tests before drinking in bars. State senator Pete Kelly believes that if this happened women would no longer drink when pregnant, thus not giving birth to babies with foetal alcohol syndrome. Senator Kelly also claims that birth control such as the pill is not…
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Monday 10 March 2014
News

in brief: study finds access to birth control does not encourage ‘risky’ sex

Ally Van Schilt
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According to a new study released this week by Obstetrics & Gynaecology journal in the United States, no-cost access to birth control does not encourage women to engage in risky or ‘promiscuous’ sexual behaviour. The study tracked the sexual behaviour of 7,751 women aged between 14 and 45 years, all of whom were given free…
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Sunday 1 December 2013
Health News

in brief: government approves new long-acting contraceptive

Ruby Grant
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In order to address high rates of abortion in Australia, the government has approved a new long-lasting intra-uterine contraceptive. Recent studies have found that approximately 70 000 women undergo abortions in Australia each year, 60 per cent of whom were using a form of contraception at the time. Data from South Australia and Western Australia…
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Thursday 26 September 2013
Get Involved Health World

why contraception is your best friend

Matylda Buczko
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Today is World Contraception Day, and there is no better time for couples and sexually active people – particularly young people – to be informed about sex, reproductive health and contraception. The motto of the day is: ‘It’s Your Life, It’s Your Future, Know Your Options’. It seems like a pretty simple message. Contraception, whether…
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Monday 23 September 2013
Featured Opinion Sexuality

pregnant pause: why women need to (properly) think over the withdrawal method

Sarah Iuliano
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In high school, we’re taught all about different methods of birth control. There’s the oral contraceptive pill (a winner for women since the 1960s), condoms, Implanon, diaphragms, IUDs, and many more options that I can barely remember because we’re so spoilt for choice. Oh, and sterilisation! In the US, heterosexual Generation Y women are reportedly…
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Friday 2 August 2013
News

in brief: law firm investigates case for class action over popular birth control pill

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  An Adelaide law firm is looking at a case for legal action on behalf of women who suffered side-effects as a result of taking the popular contraceptive pill Yasmin and its alternate, Yaz. Forty women so far have contacted the firm Tindall Gask Bentley over the case. Their website states that ‘Australian women who…
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Monday 17 December 2012
Culture Opinion

(sex)uality: condoms and dental dams – do you use them?

Sara Berndt
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Do you find it difficult to be assertive about condoms? Do you find it extremely difficult to be assertive about using condoms and dental dams when performing oral sex? Starting a new sexual relationship with anyone is fraught with a multitude of awkward questions. Are we dating? Is this causal? Are we going to have…
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Thursday 6 September 2012
Featured Opinion

(sex)uality: no glove, no love

lip magazine
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In episode one of Girls (yeah, we’re back there again), Hannah and her ‘casual sex partner’ Adam are about to get down to business, when she says ‘Will you get a condom?’ To which he replies, ‘I’ll consider it.’ Hmmm. Wrong answer, Adam. Bringing up contraception when you’re about to have sex can sometimes be…
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