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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

General

This section provides recent reference details and - where available - links and abstracts for general publications associated with sexual health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. References include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2016

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2016)

Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2015. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Biggs K, Walsh J, Ooi C (2016)

Deadly Liver Mob: opening the door - improving sexual health pathways for Aboriginal people in Western Sydney.

Sexual Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15176):

Community report: findings from an HIV social research project: the experiences of Aboriginal people in Western Australia who are HIV positive (2016)

Bonar M, Greville HS, Thompson SC

The booklet follows the experiences of Aboriginal people in Western Australia who are human immunodeficiency virus (HPV) positive. The resource aims to improve the lives of Aboriginal people living with HPV, through increasing awareness of HPV as well as encouraging Aboriginal people living with HPV to tell their stories. The booklet involves questioning of HPV positive Aboriginal people living in Western Australia, how HIV affects them and their families, how it was passed on to them, and how it changed their lives.

Abstract from Communicable Disease Control Directorate

Bright A, Dups J (2016)

Infectious and congenital syphilis notifications associated with an ongoing outbreak in northern Australia.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 40(1): E7-E10

Graham S, Smith LW, Fairley CK, Hocking J (2016)

Prevalence of chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis and trichomonas in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Sexual Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15171):

Gray E, Ryder N (2016)

Northern Territory Congenital Syphilis Guidelines 2015: a review of recommendations against major clinical guidelines and the literature.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 30-35

Griffiths EK, Marley JV, Friello D, Atkinson DN (2016)

Uptake of long-acting, reversible contraception in three remote Aboriginal communities: a population-based study.

Medical Journal of Australia; 205(1): 21-25

Hosking K, Holt J, Garton L (2016)

Audit of the availability of condoms in remote communities of the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 23(1): 26-29

Larkins SL, Page P (2016)

Access to contraception for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: necessary but not sufficient.

Medical Journal of Australia; 205(1): 18-19

MacPhail C, McKay K (2016)

Social determinants in the sexual health of adolescent Aboriginal Australians: a systematic review.

Health & Social Care in the Community; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12355):

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System Annual Report Writing Group (2016)

Australia’s notifiable disease status, 2014: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

Canberra: National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

Su JY, Belton S, Ryder N (2016)

Why are men less tested for sexually transmitted infections in remote Australian Indigenous communities? A mixed-methods study.

Culture, Health & Sexuality; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2016.1175028):

Ward J, Bryant J, Wand H, Kaldor J, Delaney-Thiele D, Worth H, Betts S, Waples-Crowe P, Cairnduff S, Coburn T, Donovan B, Pitts M (2016)

Methods of a national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people regarding sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 40(S1): S96–S101

Ward J, Wand H, Bryant J, Delaney-Thiele D, Worth H, Pitts M, Byron K, Moore E, Donovan B, Kaldor JM (2016)

Prevalence and correlates of a diagnosis of sexually transmitted infection among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a national survey.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases; 43(3): 177-184

2015

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Boyle JA, Cunningham J, O'Dea K, Dunbar T, Norman R (2015)

Polycystic ovary syndrome and metabolic syndrome in Indigenous Australian women.

Internal Medicine Journal; Accepted articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/imj.12910):

Bright A (2015)

National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System surveillance report: sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 39(4): E584-E589

Burbank V, Senior K, McMullen S (2015)

Precocious pregnancy, sexual conflict, and early childbearing in remote Aboriginal Australia.

Anthropological Forum; 25(3): 243-261

Burns J, Burrow S, Drew N, Elwell M, Gray C, Harford-Mills M, Hoareau J, Lynch R, MacRae A, O’Hara T, Potter C, Ride K, Trzesinski A (2015)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2014.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2014. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Butler T, Callander D, Simpson M (2015)

National prison entrants' bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004, 2007, 2010, and 2013: prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants: national report.

Sydney: Kirby Institute

Centre for Disease Control Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses Unit (2015)

Congenital syphilis guidelines for the Northern Territory: assessment and management of syphilis in pregnancy and the neonatal period [3rd ed.].

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of Health

Graham S, Guy R, Wand H, Kaldor J, Donovan B, Knox J, McCowen D, Bullen P, Booker J, O’Brien C, Garrett K, Ward J (2015)

A sexual health quality improvement program (SHIMMER) triples chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing rates among young people attending Aboriginal primary health care services in Australia.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 15: 371

Retrieved 2 September 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-015-1107-5

Graham S, Wand HC, Ward JS, Knox J, McCowen D, Bullen P, Booker J, O’Brien C, Garrett K, Donovan B, Kaldor J, Guy RJ (2015)

Attendance patterns and chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing among young people in Aboriginal primary health centres in New South Wales, Australia.

Sexual Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH15007):

Graham S, Guy RJ, Ward JS, Kaldor J, DonovanB, Knox J, McCowen D, Bullen P, Booker J, O'Brien C, Garrett K, Wand HC (2015)

Incidence and predictors of annual chlamydia testing among 15-29 year olds attending Aboriginal primary health care services in New South Wales, Australia.

BMC Health Services Research; 15: 437

Retrieved 30 September 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1116-5

Guy R, Ward J, Wand H, Rumbold A, Garton L, Hengel B, Silver B, Taylor-Thomson D, Knox J, McGregor S, Dyda A, Fairley C, Maher L, Donovan B, Kaldor J (2015)

Coinfection with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas vaginalis: a cross-sectional analysis of positivity and risk factors in remote Australian Aboriginal communities.

Sexually Transmitted Infections; 91(3): 201-206

Hengel B, Maher L, Garton L, Ward J, Rumbold A, Taylor-Thomson D, Silver B, McGregor S, Dyda A, Knox J, Kaldor J, Guy R (2015)

Reasons for delays in treatment of bacterial sexually transmissible infections in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia: a qualitative study of healthcentre staff.

Sexual Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SH14240):

Ireland S, Narjic CW, Belton S, Saggers S, McGrath A (2015)

'Jumping around': exploring young women's behaviour and knowledge in relation to sexual health in a remote Aboriginal Australian community.

Culture, Health & Sexuality; 17(1): 1-16

Kong M, Ward J (2015)

HIV and sexually transmissible infections among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: summary of the latest surveillance data.

HIV Australia; 13(3): 19-22

Natoli L, Guy RJ, Shephard M, Donovan B, Fairley CK, Ward J, Regan DG, Hengel B, Maher L (2015)

Chlamydia and gonorrhoea point-of-care testing in Australia: where should it be used?.

Sexual Health; 12(1): 51-58

Natoli L, Guy RJ, Shephard M, Whiley D, Tabrizi SN, Ward J, Regan DG, Badman SG, Anderson DA, Kaldor J, Maher L (2015)

Public health implications of molecular point-of-care testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in remote primary care services in Australia: a qualitative study.

BMJ Open; 5(4): e006922

Retrieved 28 April 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006922

Preston-Thomas A, Ryder N, Harmen S, Fagan P (2015)

Was infectious syphilis being misclassified in remote Australian outbreaks? Evidence that informed modification of the national case definition.

Communicable Diseases Intelligence; 39(4): E571-E577

Scott R, Foster R, Oliver LN, Olsen A, Mooney-Somers J, Mathers B, Micallef JM, Kaldor J, Maher L (2015)

Sexual risk and healthcare seeking behaviour in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in North Queensland.

Sexual Health; 12(3): 194-199

Smith MA, Liu B, McIntyre P, Menzies R, Dey A, Canfell K (2015)

Fall in genital warts diagnoses in the general and Indigenous Australian population following implementation of a national human papillomavirus vaccination program: analysis of routinely collected national hospital data.

Journal of Infectious Diseases; 211(1): 91-99

Tuttle CS, Van Dantzig T, Brady S, Ward J, Maguire G (2015)

The epidemiology of gonococcal arthritis in an Indigenous Australian population.

Sexually Transmitted Infections; 91(7): 497-501

Vujcich D, Hadland N, Sullivan B, Clews S, Kerry K, Mak DB (2015)

Why HITnet kiosks didn’t hit the mark for sexual health education of Western Australian Aboriginal youth.

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin; 15(4)

Retrieved 5 October 2015 from http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/why-hitnet-kiosks-didnt-hit-the-mark-for-sexual-health-education-of-western-australian-aboriginal-youth/

Williams R, Lawrence C, Wilkes E, Shipp M, Henry B, Eades S, Mathers B, Kaldor J, Maher L, Gray D (2015)

Sexual behaviour, drug use and health service use by young Noongar people in Western Australia: a snapshot.

Sexual Health; 12(3): 188-193

2014

Adams M (2014)

Men’s business: a study into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men’s sexual and reproductive health.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

This book gives insight into the culturally sensitive aspects of 'men's business' relating to male sexual and reproductive health. The research behind the book was conducted by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Indigenous Research Fellow, Dr Micheal Adams. It addresses the previously silent topic of men business, in order to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and health practitioners, to become more comfortable with each other when discussing sexual and reproductive health concerns.

The research behind the book had two goals:

  • to seek information about sexual and reproductive health and sexual dysfunction
  • discuss with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men their experiences in regards to these issues and what knowledge they have in the relation to the issues.

Over three hundred men from urban, rural and remote communities in the Northern Territory, Tiwi Islands and north and south Queensland took part in the research conducted by questionnaire and personal interviews.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Andrology Australia (2014)

Clinical summary guides: a series of clinical summary guides on the management of male sexual and reproductive health have been developed by Andrology Australia to assist health professionals in the management of their male patients.

Retrieved 2014 from https://www.andrologyaustralia.org/health-professionals/clinical-summary-guidelines/

This resource has been developed to assist health professionals with management of their male clients. It includes information on:

  • male examinations
  • childhood and adolescence examinations
  • androgen deficiency (i.e.testosterone)
  • male fertility
  • testicular cancer
  • prostrate cancer
  • erectile dysfunction
  • Klinefelter's syndrome (genetic chromosomal condition)
  • engaging men in primary health care
  • engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in primary care settings.

Andrology Australia abstract

Andrology Australia (2014)

Engaging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in primary care settings.

Melbourne: Andrology Australia

Anomie, MacRae A, Burns J, Poynton M, D'Costa B, Ride K, Gray C, Thomson N, Hoareau J, Trzesinski A, Levitan L (2014)

Summary of the health of Indigenous people in Western Australia, 2013.

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (2014)

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status, 2013.

Perth, WA: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This report provides recent information on:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations
  • the context of Indigenous health
  • various measures of population health status
  • selected health conditions
  • health risk and protective factors.

This Overview draws on statistics and other published and unpublished materials to provide up-to-date, detailed information about the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 2013. It highlights a number of improvements in certain aspects of Indigenous health, but underlines that ongoing work is needed to 'close the gap' in health status between Indigenous and other Australians.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Medical Association (2014)

Sexual and reproductive health: position statement.

Canberra: Australian Medical Association

de Wit J, Mao L, Adam P, Treloar C(Eds) (2014)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2014.

Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, The University of New South Wales

Ellis IK, Skinner TC, Bhana A, Voon N, Longley K (2014)

Health priorities in an Australian mining town: an intercept survey.

Rural and Remote Health; 14: 2788

Retrieved 4 April 2014 from http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/showarticlenew.asp?ArticleID=2788

Gil-Atkinson L, Vaughan C, Williams H (2014)

Sexual and reproductive health and philanthropic funding in Australia.

Sexual Health; 11(4): 298-304

Hakanson C, Douglas C, Robertson J, Lester L (2014)

Evaluation of a rural nurse-led clinic for female sexual dysfunction.

Australian Journal of Rural Health; 22(1): 33 - 39

Iversen J, Chow S, Maher L (2014)

Australian NSP Survey National Data Report 2009-2013: prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among NSP attendees.

Sydney: Kirby Institute

Kang M, Rochford A, Skinner SR, Mindel A, Webb M, Peat J, Usherwood T (2014)

Sexual behaviour, sexually transmitted infections and attitudes to chlamydia testing among a unique national sample of young Australians: baseline data from a randomised controlled trial.

BMC Public Health; 14: 12

Retrieved 8 January 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-12

Lewis LN, Skinner SR (2014)

Adolescent pregnancy in Australia.

In: Cherry AL, Dillon ME, eds. International Handbook of Adolescent Pregnancy. : Springer US: 191-203

This chapter from the International handbook of adolescent pregnancy provides information on adolescent pregnancy specific to Australia, including data for Indigenous young women. It considers the health, social and economic impact of adolescent pregnancy. The topics covered in this chapter include:

  • characteristics of Australian adolescents who give birth
  • disadvantage as a result of low socioeconomic status
  • family characteristics
  • contraception
  • birth outcomes for adolescent women and their infants
  • recommendations for further research.

The authors acknowledge the importance of providing Indigenous young women with culturally appropriate and accessible contraceptive services to reduce the impact of the social inequities faced as a result of adolescent pregnancies.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Lubari E, Light J, Muridzi T, Ryder N, Fajardo E, Bilal P (2014)

The Adolescent Sexuality Education Project - community driven approach to improve sexual and reproductive health outcome of all Aboriginal young people across the NT - a further update.

Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin; 21(2): 20-23

McGarurr L (2014)

Young Australians and Sexual Health: face the facts.

Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies; 1(2): 1-27

McGrath P, Rawson N (2014)

Causation factors in relation to vulvar cancer for Indigenous women in East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory: qualitative insights from the community.

Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer; 13(3): 99-106

Mitchell K, Aboagye-Sarfo P, Mak D, Giele C, Minas B (2014)

The epidemiology of notifiable sexually transmitted infections and blood-borne viruses in Western Australia 2012.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

Natoli L, Maher L, Shephard M, Hengel B, Tangey A, Badman SG, Ward J, Guy RJ (2014)

Point-of-care testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea: implications for clinical practice.

PLOS ONE; 9(6): e100518

Retrieved 23 June 2014 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0100518

O’Connor CC, Ali H, Guy RJ, Templeton DJ, Fairley CK, Chen MY, Dickson BM, Marshall LJ, Grulich AE, Hellard ME, Kaldor JM, Donovan B, Ward JS (2014)

High chlamydia positivity rates in Indigenous people attending Australian sexual health services.

Medical Journal of Australia; 200(10): 595-598

Rahman MS, Beever W, Skov S, Boffa J (2014)

Using urinary leucocyte esterase tests as an indicator of infection with gonorrhoea or chlamydia in asymptomatic males in a primary health care setting.

International Journal of STD & AIDS; 25(2): 138-144

Santella AJ, Pollack A, Harrison C, Sawleshwarkar SN, Britt HC, Hillman RJ (2014)

Management rates of sexually transmissible infections by Australian general practitioners, 2000–2012.

Sexual Health; 11(1): 52-57

Senior K, Helmer J, Chenhall R, Burbank V (2014)

'Young clean and safe?' Young people's perceptions of risk from sexually transmitted infections in regional, rural and remote Australia.

Culture, Health & Sexuality; 16(4): 453-466

Ward J, Bryant J, Wand H, Pitts M, Smith A, Delaney-Thiele D, Worth H, Kaldor J (2014)

Sexual health and relationships in young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: results of the first Australian study of knowledge, risk practices and health service access for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) among young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: the Goanna Survey.

Alice Springs: Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute

This survey is the first national survey of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs) undertaken in Australia.

The survey involved collection of data comprising four areas:

  • demographics
  • knowledge of STIs and BBVs
  • risk behaviours, and
  • use of and access to health services.

Just under 3,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16-29 were surveyed in every Australian jurisdiction. The project was initiated in 2010, and data collection occurred during 2011-2013.

The survey was funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with contributions from state and territory health departments, and was coordinated by peak Aboriginal health organisations in each jurisdiction.

Abstract adapted from Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute

Warhaft G (2014)

Healing and hope in Indigenous communities.

Of Substance; 12(3): 26-27

Whittaker B (2014)

Transforming Australia’s HIV prevention and treatment efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation: the United Nations political declaration on HIV/AIDS and the Melbourne declaration ‘action on HIV’.

Sexual Health; 11(2): 101-106

2013

Adams MJ, Collins VR, Dunne MP, de Kretser DM, Holden CA (2013)

Male reproductive health disorders among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men: a hidden problem?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 198(1): 33-38

Ali H, Donovan B, Fairley CK, Chen MY, O'Connor CC, Grulich AE, McNulty A, Ryder N, Hellard ME, Guy RJ (2013)

Increasing access by priority populations to Australian sexual health clinics.

Sexually Transmitted Diseases; 40(10): 819-821

Ali H, Donovan B, Fairley CK, Ryder N, McNulty A, Chen MY, Marshall L, O’Connor CC, Dickson B, Grulich AE, Hellard ME, Kaldor JM, Guy RJ (2013)

Are Australian sexual health clinics attracting priority populations?.

Sexual Health; 10(5): 456-459

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Australian Capital Territory.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This publication reports on indicators relevant to health status and health outcomes, determinants of health, and health systems performance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Australian Capital Territory. The report is based on the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses report. Jurisdiction-specific and national comparisons are presented.

Improvements have been seen in health assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 and over, allied health-care service claims, immunisation coverage for children, literacy levels (years three and five), and retention rates for high school students.

Areas of concern include pregnancy and smoking, alcohol consumption for ages 18 years and over, levels of disability, and breast cancer screening for women.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Butler T, Malacova E, Richters J, Yap L, Grant L, Richards A, Smith AMA, Donovan B (2013)

Sexual behaviour and sexual health of Australian prisoners.

Sexual Health; 10(1): 64-73

Dadich A, Hosseinzadeh H, Kang M, Hu W, Bourne C, Murray C, Reath J (2013)

Practice nurses and sexual health care: enhancing team care within general practice.

Australian Family Physician; 42(10): 729-723

de Wit J, Mao L, Holt M, Treloar C(Eds) (2013)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2013.

Sydney: Centre for Social Research in Health, The University of New South Wales

Ewing M, Read P, Knight V, Morgan S, Hanlon M, McDonald A, Mclver R, Wright S, McNulty A (2013)

Do callers to the NSW Sexual Health Infoline attend the services they are referred to?.

Sexual Health; 10(6): 530-532

Hosseinzadeh H, Dadich A (2013)

Healthcare reform: implications for knowledge translation in primary care.

Health Services Research; 13: 490

Retrieved 25 November 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-490

Hui BB, Gray RT, Wilson DP, Ward JS, Smith AA, Philip DJ, Law MG, Hocking JS, Regan DG (2013)

Population movement can sustain STI prevalence in remote Australian indigenous communities.

BMC Public Health; 13: 188

Retrieved from http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/13/188/abstract

Iversen J, Maher L (2013)

Australian NSP Survey National Data Report 2008-2012: prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among NSP attendees.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

Kelly J (2013)

Decolonizing sexual health nursing with Aboriginal women.

Canadian Journal of Nursing Research; 45(3): 50-65

Lorch R, Hocking J, Temple-Smith M, Law M, Yeung A, Wood A, Vaisey A, Donovan B, Fairley CK, Kaldor J, Guy R (2013)

The chlamydia knowledge, awareness and testing practices of Australian general practitioners and practice nurses: survey findings from the Australian chlamydia control effectiveness pilot (ACCEPt).

Family Pracitice; 14: 169

Retrieved 13 November 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-169

Shipp M, Wilkes E, Kaldor K, Gray D (2013)

Celebrating strength: the role of resilience in responding to blood borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections among Indigenous communities.

HIV Australia; 11(3): 27-29

Slee V (2013)

'The first thing is survival' : sexual health, blood borne virus and service delivery in the long grass in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia.

Master of Public Health thesis, Charles Darwin University: Darwin

Tan SE, Garland SM, Rumbold AR, Zardawi I, Taylor-Thomson D, Condon JR, Tabrizi SN (2013)

Investigating a cluster of vulvar cancers in young women: distribution of human papillomavirus and HPV-16 variants in vulvar dysplastic or neoplastic biopsies.

Sexual Health; 10(1): 18-25

Ward J, Bryant J, Worth H, Kaldor J, Delaney-Thiele D, Pitts M, Kelaart D, Moore E, Cairnduff S, Williams S, Waples-Crowe P, Byron K, Bamblett A, Betts S, Coburn T (2013)

What's happening for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in relation to health service access, risk behaviours and knowledge of sexually transmissible infections and blood borne viruses: findings from the GOANNA study.

HIV Australia; 11(3): 4-6

Ward J, Bryant J, Worth H, Hull P, Solar S, Bailey S (2013)

Use of health services for sexually transmitted and blood-borne viral infections by young Aboriginal people in New South Wales.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; 19(1): 81-86

2012

Australasian Society for HIV Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (2012)

Stigma and discrimination around HIV and HCV in healthcare settings: research report.

Sydney: Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Australia's health 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

de Wit J, Holt M, Treloar C(Eds) (2012)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2012.

Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales

Fairley CK, Hocking JS (2012)

Sexual health in Indigenous communities [editorial].

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(11): 597-598

Family Planning Association of Western Australia (2012)

Family Planning Association of Western Australia reconciliation action plan.

Perth, WA: Family Planning Association of Western Australia

Fitz J (2012)

Challenges for an Indigenous researcher working with young people in Alice Springs.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(6): 12-13

Goller JL, Ward J, Saunders M, Couzos S, Kaldor J, Hellard MA (2012)

Chlamydia sentinel surveillance in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services finds higher testing and positivity rates among younger people.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(6): 577-581

Jones EK, Jurgenson JR, Katzenellenbogen JM, Thompson SC (2012)

Menopause and the influence of culture: another gap for Indigenous Australian women?.

BMC Women's Health; 12: 43

Retrieved 12 December 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6874-12-43

Kwan KSH, Giele CM, Combs B, Mak DB (2012)

Improvement in antenatal testing for sexually transmissible infections and blood-borne viruses in Western Australian hospitals, 2007 to 2010.

Sexual Health; 9(4): 349-354

Read PJ, Donovan B (2012)

Clinical aspects of adult syphilis.

Internal Medicine Journal; 42(6): 614-620

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing (2012)

South Australian Department for Health and Ageing annual report 2011-12.

Adelaide: South Australian Department for Health and Ageing

Thomas SL, Kalsi H, Graham S (2012)

Sexually transmissible infections and bloodborne viruses in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations.

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin; 23(4): 92

2011

Ngarra 2011 booklet (2011)

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

This resource showcases the sexual health initiatives taking place across Australia which have been specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It highlights the work of both individuals and organisations who focus on the sexual and reproductive health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population groups. The resource is produced by the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) in collaboration with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This national statistical publication reports on the health and wellbeing of young Australians aged 12-24 years of age. This reporting is vital for the development of evidence-based youth policies. Part VII provides an overview of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and looks at key issues including:

  • health status
  • determinants of health
  • families and communities
  • socioeconomic factors
  • housing
  • health system performance.

The report also highlights areas where work is still needed.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Bangor-Jones R, Akesson G, Armstrong P, Bastian L, Reeve C, Xiao J, Weeramanthri T (2011)

Alcohol restrictions and STIs: is there a link? [letter].

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 35(1): 94

Bowden FJ (2011)

Eliminating syphilis in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(3): 158

Bryant J, Ward J, Worth H, Hull P, Solar S, Bailey S (2011)

Safer sex and condom use: a convenience sample of Aboriginal young people in New South Wales.

Sexual Health; 8(3): 378-383

de Wit J, Holt M, Hopwood M, Treloar C(Eds) (2011)

HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: annual report of trends in behaviour 2011.

Sydney: National Centre in HIV Social Research, The University of New South Wales

Harvey C (2011)

Putting our house in order.

O&G Magazine; 13(3): 18-20

Heffernan ME (2011)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines: the attitudes and intentions of Australian health providers and parents from three diverse cultural groups toward HPV vaccination of pre-adolescent children.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, The University of Melbourne: Melbourne

Malacova E, Butler T, Richters J, Yap L, Grant L, Richards A, Smith AMA, Donovan B (2011)

Attitudes towards sex: a comparison of prisoners and the general community.

Sexual Health; 8(3): 355-362

Malacova E, Butler T, Richters J, Yap L, Grant L, Richards A, Smith AMA, Donovan B (2011)

Knowledge of sexually transmissible infections: a comparison of prisoners and the general population.

International Journal of STD & AIDS; 22(7): 381-386

Silver B, Knox J, Smith K, Ward J, Boyle J, Guy R, Kaldor J, Rumbold A (2011)

The detection and management of pelvic inflammatory disease in Aboriginal women in Central Australia: challenges of a remote high prevalence setting.

Sexually Transmitted Infections; 87(Supplement 1): A152-A153

Walker J, Fairley CK, Bradshaw CS, Tabrizi SN, Chen MY, Twin J, Taylor N, Donovan B, Kaldor JK, McNamee K, Urban E, Walker S, Currie M, Birden H, Bowden F, Gunn J, Pirotta M, Gurrin L, Harindra V, Garland S, Hocking JS (2011)

The difference in determinants of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium in a sample of young Australian women.

BMC Infectious Diseases; 11: 35

Retrieved 1 February 2011 from http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-11-35.pdf

Watkins RE, Mak DB, Connelly C (2011)

Identifying high risk groups for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses upon admission to prison in Western Australia.

Rural and Remote Health; 11: 1621

Retrieved 16 March 2011 from http://www.rrh.org.au/publishedarticles/article_print_1621.pdf

2010

Ngarra exhibition booklet 2010 (2010)

Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

This publication was produced by the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) and includes the range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sexual health initiatives that were showcased at the Ngarra exhibition in Sydney in 2010. The exhibition sought to raise awareness about the range of initiatives that have been implemented across Australia including research, resources, online programs, and other related activities. This booklet provides summary information and the contact details of each of these initiatives.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association (2010)

CARPA standard treatment manual [5th ed.].

5th ed. Alice Springs: Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association

This manual assists practitioners to manage a range of health, social and work conditions when they arrive in central and northern Australia without any specific training in remote practice.

The manual topics include:

  • emergency and assessment
    • patterns of abdominal pain
    • burns
    • chest (breathing) injuries
  • child health
    • dental and oral problems
    • ear and hearing problems
    • chronic suppuratives lung disease
  • mental health and drug problems
    • mental health assessment
    • suicide risk
    • alcohol and other drugs
  • chronic disease
    • assessing and reducing cardiovascular risk
    • diabetes
    • heart failure
  • sexual health
    • HIV/AIDS
    • sexually transmitted infections in men
  • general topics
    • eye problems
    • rheumatic fever and heart disease
    • hepatitis.

This resource ensures a sensitive and comprehensive approach to primary health care for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory and beyond. Access to the manual requires registration which is free.

The sixth edition of the CARPA manual was released in 2014.

Abstract adapted from Central Australian Rural Practitioners Association

Fagan P, McDonell P (2010)

Knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in relation to safe sex, sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV/AIDS among remote living north Queensland youth.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S52-S56

Fairbairn AP, Tyler H, Su JY, Tilley EL (2010)

Risk factors and associations for the diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections in Aboriginal women presenting to the Alice Springs Hospital emergency department.

Emergency Medicine Australasia; 22(3): 216–223

Iversen J, Topp L, Shying K, Maher L (2010)

Australian NSP Survey National Data Report 2005-2009: prevalence of HIV, HCV and injecting and sexual behaviour among IDUs at Needle and Syringe Programs.

Sydney: National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Mooney-Somers J, Olsen A, Erick W, Scott R, Akee A, Kaldor J, Maher L (2010)

Learning from the past: young Indigenous people's accounts of blood-borne viral and sexually transmitted infections as resilience narratives.

Culture, Health & Sexuality; 13(2): 173-186

URBIS (2010)

Review of OATSIH's investment in sexual health and blood borne virus activities: final report.

Sydney: URBIS

 
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