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Mar14

Community groups step in to address women’s health issues

POSTED ON // Saturday, 14 March 2015

Community groups step in to address women’s health issues

A forum aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual and queer women will be hosted later this month by VAC and the Rainbow Network.

Mar05

VAC starts PrEP petition

POSTED ON // Thursday, 05 March 2015

VAC starts PrEP petition

VAC has started a petition targeting Federal Health Minister, Susan Ley, in a bid to get PrEP approved in Australia.

Jan20

Study reveals bisexual women more likely to have mental health issues

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 20 January 2015 Written by // Sabine Brix

Study reveals bisexual women more likely to have mental health issues

A U.K. study has found that bisexual women are more likely to experience mental health problems than lesbian women.

Nov25

Shining a light on HIV awareness among women

POSTED ON // Tuesday, 25 November 2014 Written by // Rachel Cook

Shining a light on HIV awareness among women

While the majority of HIV cases in Australia are related to men who have sex with men, women represent nearly 10 per cent of people living with HIV. We rarely hear from these women, however they are part of the HIV community and while they have shared experiences with men who are HIV positive, they also have individual experiences which we could all learn from. Rachel Cook speaks with one such woman, Christabel Millar, from Living Positive Victoria.

Oct10

Pap smear avoidance places lesbian and bi women at risk of cervical cancer

POSTED ON // Friday, 10 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Pap smear avoidance places lesbian and bi women at risk of cervical cancer

Results from a new Australian study reveal lesbian and bi women are avoiding pap smears. Medical experts are warning this could leave them at higher risk of cervical cancer.

Oct03

New study suggests lesbian alcohol use driven by discrimination

POSTED ON // Friday, 03 October 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

New study suggests lesbian alcohol use driven by discrimination

A new study conducted by Melbourne University in conjunction with beyondblue has found homophobia and inadequate social support are contributing to high rates of mental health problems and alcohol use among lesbian and bisexual women.

Jun19

Beyondblue announces Belle Brockhoff as new ambassador

POSTED ON // Thursday, 19 June 2014 Written by // Cec Busby

Beyondblue announces Belle Brockhoff as new ambassador

Out Olympic snowboarder Belle Brockhoff shares her own battle with depression as she joins beyondblue as an Ambassador.

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