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Sep
06

2018
My Keynote on Decriminalising Abortion

Recently, I got asked to speak at an event in support to decriminalising abortion in the state of Queensland. For those of you who might not be aware, abortion in Queensland remains in the criminal code. The only time is it legal to be performed is to prevent serious danger to a woman’s physical or mental health. So, in a nut shell, what happens is that women who are wanting to terminate an unwanted pregnancy up until a certain point must sign a document saying that if they were to continue with the pregnancy, they would be at mental or physical risk. Whilst it’s great we have a loop hole, this makes an already terrible situation even worse. I was also shocked to discover that Queensland doesn’t have safe zones outside of these clinics with women having to be escorted through protestors. I struggled with what to say in this…

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Nov
03

2017
New Study Australian Women Think Contraception

Are you using the wrong contraceptive? As it’s revealed one in FIVE young women have experienced an unwanted pregnancy, experts say we MUST prioritise sexual health and ask the awkward questions   A new study has found almost one in five young women have become pregnant FEMAIL spoke to two experts to find out how we can prioritise sexual health According to Dr Nikki Goldstein, it’s about doing research and knowing options While the pill and condoms are most popular, they’re not always right for you Dr Deborah Bateson also said you need to discuss contraception with your GP A landmark new study of over a thousand Australian women aged 18-27 has found that almost one in five has experienced an unintended pregnancy. Leading experts say the ongoing issue of unintended pregnancies among women highlights the need for more education around choice of contraception. With this in mind, FEMAIL consulted…

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Aug
14

2013
Are We Demonising Condoms?

Gone are the days where flying was dangerous and sex was safe. You are now safer in a plane and more at risk between the sheets. I’m not trying to turn you off sex, but thanks to our bedroom life jackets – condoms, we can keep safe (or at least safer).   The sad news is the increase in STIs is climbing and condoms (or abstinence for some, but not me) are our best line of defence. The struggle I have as a Sexologist is normalising the use and purchase of condoms and making sure the adequate information is provided so people are aware how to use them correctly. But how can I do this if we keep demonising them?     I don’t quite remember the first time I saw a condom, but I do remember at a young age being introduced to the Condom Kingdom in Surfer Paradise…

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Mar
12

2013
Teen Lust

In the mornings I always have the TV switched on the Morning Show on 7. I appear on this program but also enjoy watching what’s going on and what people are saying. One of the segments I am drawn to is the dilemma, where a panel give their opinion about a particular topic or so called dilemma. This morning’s segment was on teens having sleep overs with their partners. Immediately I was paying attention.   Teen Lust   I don’t like to be that person that is critical of other’s opinions and do think there is always space when it comes to sexuality for multiple views, but in this case I felt the need to speak up about one particular view on the panel, Dr Michael Carr Greg, a parenting expert. Please do not think of this at criticism or even attempting to discredit Dr Carr Gregg, but merely a…

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