by MATYLDA BUCZKO It’s that time again – that time you’ve been putting off for tomorrow. Or the day after. It’s time to book your next appointment at the GP for a pap smear. Am I the only one who massively procrastinates? Despite the knowledge that the benefits of getting a check up outweigh the relatively brief discomfort, I always find a reason to put it off for one more week. Or one more month. I’m too busy, I’ll say to myself. It’s almost next week anyway, I’ll shrug. It’s not like it’s a strict deadline, I’ll... more
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Matylda Buczko studied Journalism, Literature and Creative Writing at both RMIT and Monash Universities before undertaking a Master’s Degree in Media & Communications at Swinburne University. Currently, she is the Communication Coordinator in the Melbourne office of Marie Stopes International, a global health care organisation.
The number of STD cases are on the rise in Australia. That's the finding from a new report, which was released today. The annual report into sexually transmitted diseases (also referred to as sexually transmitted infections or STIs) revealed an 8 per cent rise in the number of HIV cases in 2011 and an increase of 50 per cent in the last decade. The report also shows diseases like chlamydia and gonorrhea are becoming more common. by MATYLDA BUCZKO Chlamydia. Herpes. Genital warts. Gonorrhoea. How do those words make you feel?... more