Publication summary. View publication as a single page. A comprehensive review of Aboriginal beliefs about gender and sexuality is beyond the scope of this brief. Rather, this brief provides information to address specifically one of the main arguments that has been used to support inaction regarding Indigenous family violence. It is estimated that there were about Aboriginal languages when white colonists arrived Blainey
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Sexual health is a broad concept that comprises many elements. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled. Sexual health is about people looking after their bodies and health and not just for people engaged in sexual activities or who have a sexually transmitted infection STI . It is about using their knowledge and skills to make healthy choices with the capacity to enjoy and have control of sexual behaviour built on personal and social values . Also, to not be afraid, and to be free of shame, guilt and abuse which can affect self-esteem and harm individuals and relationships.
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Within the Australian national sexually transmissible infection STI and HIV strategies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people of diverse sexualities and genders are recognised within several priority populations. Yet there is limited surveillance, behavioural or qualitative data that documents the specific but diverse sexual health needs, experiences or preferences of sexually and gender diverse Aboriginal young people. This lack of research inhibits the design of safe, appropriate health promotion programs and health services to prevent STIs and HIV among sexually and gender diverse Aboriginal young people in Australia.
We know very little about aboriginal views of sexuality although it seems certain that aboriginal sexuality was characterized in a very different way than the European perception. However, this sexuality cannot be discussed universally since the various tribes did not all treat the subject the same way. What follows is a brief sketch gleaned largely from the research of Jennifer Windecker. Sexually relations with high ranking women was seen to be positive for both men and women and was accompanied by gift exchanges.