Sexuality, Gender & Justice
Dr Toby LeaYoung people from gender and sexual minorities are especially prone to anxiety, depression and, in the worst case, suicide. Many of these problems are attributable to rejection at home, in school, and in the community. Despite this, many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people successfully navigate the challenges of adolescence and attain similar levels of health and well-being as their heterosexual peers. But what is it that supports young people in this process, and what are their interests and needs?
In 2012, a group of professionals, community workers, academics and practitioners from across the fields of health, education, community work, HIV, sexuality, gender and cultural studies came together to establish the Australia Forum on Sexuality,
Colleagues within the Centre for Social Research in Health and the UNSW Practical Justice Initiative are working closely with the Family Planning Alliance Australia - the nation’s peak body in reproductive and sexual health – to develop the first national Position Statement of Relationships and Sexuality Education in schools.
Culture, Health & Sexuality provides a high quality environment in which to publish internationally relevant, cutting edge research on culture, health and sexuality. Published monthly (12 issues a year) in association with the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS), the journal is in its 18th year of year of publication.
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