The Ngarrindjeri Lands in rural South Australia cover the area of 18 clans of the Ngarrindjeri people. There is a strong tradition of privacy around women’s business and a high burden of serious illness in this population so the rate of smear testing in the local Aboriginal women was very low. This is a description of the 10 years of providing culturally appropriate sexual health services to Aboriginal women from disadvantaged backgrounds.
South Australian cervical screening statistics showed high prevalence and mortality rates of Aboriginal women with cervical cancer and the low screening rates in the Murray Bridge area. The clinics started with a doctor, a women’s health nurse and an Aboriginal Women’s health worker in the Lower Murray Nungas club, an Aboriginal community place.
The statistics for provision of cervical screening and sexual health care and a survey of clients’ satisfaction will be presented.
The major burden for Indigenous health care is the extensive active disease (diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease) making sexual health promotion and screening difficult to maintain. Strategies used to address this will be discussed.
The special needs of populations such as this are often disregarded in setting up sexual health clinics despite the toll in cervical cancer mortality. The clear lesson is the need to engage with the community, have a well respected Aboriginal health worker and continually concentrate on the benefits of sexual health screening despite concurrent illness.
About 10-15 % of adults have the experience of not getting pregnant, when they have a wish to have a child. For some, this life situation is resolved spontaneously. Some undergo investigation, followed by varying treatments, resulting in a child, some adopt, and for others this situation is permanent, and without a solution. When this is the case, existential questions often arise. Earlier studies show that couples who become parent after IVF-treatment are just as content, or more, with their relationships and sexuality compared to parent who conceived spontaneously. Little is known about the couples who continue their relation without a child. Clinical experiences are that many women and men struggle with questions concerning the meaning of sexuality.
In the framework of the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) experience to promote sexual, bodily and reproductive health and rights, this paper will explore women's approach to sexuality, sexual health, sexual rights, and sexual pleasure based on the experience of the Human Rights Education Program for Women (HREP) in Turkey, implemented in 42 cities. The paper will contexualize sexual health and rights in Muslim societies through a human rights approach, drawn on experiences of grassroots movement for women in Turkey, in a context where efforts to promote SRHR contend with patriarchal norms and taboos around sexuality.
Legal education in rural India which circumscribes rights of women with special focus on reproductive rights, rape laws, female feticide, domestic violence, child marriage etc. has played a pivotal role in translating these rights into practice. This has been possible through innovative legal education drives which have identified a set of para-legal women who act as reservoirs of knowledge and are adequately equipped to handle instances of violation of such rights.
It is commonly accepted that sex education should start at early age. Most teachers hold positive attitudes towards programs on sex education, but some surveys showed a discrepancy between overt attitudes towards sex education and willingness to practice this as part of the professional duty.
In many school settings, adolescent sexuality has been discussed largely in terms of sexual behaviour and risk. Little attention has been given to the positive aspects of sexuality and sexual expression. This study sought to explore how key stakeholders in three secondary schools in the UK understand youth sexual behaviours.
Does circumcision reduce the risk of HIV transmission? Relationship between male circumcision and HIV infection based on randomized, controlled intervention trial in three
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent