Sexuality and sexual health
A few reports and websites addressing questions of sexuality, sexual health and sexual assault, which may be useful resources for workers responding to men who have experienced sexual violence.
Pitts M. et al. Private Lives: A report on the health and well being of GLBTI Australians. Australian research centre in sex, health and society, LA Trobe University, Melbourne: March 2006. [ 980 KB]
Fenaughty, J. et al. Sexual coercion among gay men, bisexual men and Takatãpui Tãne in Aotearoa/New Zealand. University of Auckland, Auckland: August 2006. [ 500 KB]
Family Planning Victoria
FPV is an independent, non profit-making organisation responsible to a voluntary board of directors. Their aim is to offer reliable, up-to-date and non-judgmental information about contraception, family planning, safe sex and sexual and reproductive health.
Sexual orientation is a complex, confusing phenomenon. Whilst we have commonly understood definitions of heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality, the lived experiences of many people are that the narrow pigeonholes of these three terms are not adequate. FPV includes some information regarding sexuality and questions of sexual orientation.
Sexual health: HIV and Hepatitis
QLD Health website
This information was developed by the Queensland government as a means to educate and promote youth in relation to sexual health and safety. Although this site is designed for young people the information is just as useful for adults.
Queensland Association for Healthy Communities
The Queensland Association for Healthy Communities (QAHC) is an independent community based organisation. Originally the Queensland AIDS Council, we were formed in 1984 by a group of gay men in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Queensland. From that time the Queensland AIDS Council grew to deliver HIV prevention programs, client services for people with HIV, peer support through Queensland Positive People and we provided a strong voice on HIV and gay issues.