Issues Magazine

Issues Magazine 107

An overview of what's in this edition of Issues.
Most people are born either male or female. For people born with a difference or disorder of sex development, this is not so simple.
The Genderbread Person is a tool for individuals to better understand themselves or explain their gender to someone else.
Educators, parents and health promoters must educate young people about sexual health in an engaging and realistic format, rather than leaving them to their own devices.
Melbourne student Alison “came out” in year 8. Insights from her story could be useful to support young Australian lesbian, gay and bisexual youth.
Same-sex-parented families have become more accepted over the past two decades, and research shows that their children do equally as well as others – emotionally, socially and educationally.
Social psychology has created a rich area of study looking at the causes and consequences of sexual objectification.
Researchers have measured how the brain behaves in "hypersexual" people who have problems regulating their viewing of sexual images.
The gender gap in science is real, and closing it will capitalise on national investment to diversify the scientific workforce and benefit Australia’s health and economy.
For most women, menstruating is nothing more than a minor monthly discomfort, but for some women it can cause serious, and sometimes debilitating, physical and emotional issues.
Use, misuse and abuse of androgens are not well understood by the public, and have serious implications for young men in particular.
Does being “manly” make you a better mate or does it signal undesirable characteristics?
To better understand the debate about gender diversity, we need to look more closely at the language we use, especially terms such as trans and cisgender.
New research supports this claim that particular genes influence sexuality.