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Allison Carter

Sexual health writer and researcher at UNSW Sydney

Dr. Allie Carter is a Canadian-born writer and researcher based in Sydney. She is a Lecturer in Sexual Health at the Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney, and writes regularly for a variety of publications. For more information about Allie's work, visit her website (www.redefiningsex.com) and follow her on social media (@DrAllieCarter).
Does Over-Education Lead To Decreased Life

Does Over-Education Lead To Decreased Life Satisfaction?

Whether buried in books or working late in the lab, loneliness and isolation are all too common in academia. And the higher you go, the worse it gets. Thirty seven per cent of master's students and 47 per cent of PhD students experience depression.
05/16/2017 01:08 EDT
The Politics Of Sex For Women Living With

The Politics Of Sex For Women Living With HIV

"If I have sex, I could go to jail." This is the reality of life for women living with HIV in Canada. It's a story I heard a few weeks ago from an African woman who had recently immigrated to Vancouver and is now faced with the profoundly isolating experience of being a Black HIV-positive woman in Canadian society.
04/10/2017 12:36 EDT
The Science Of Love, Sex And Hot

The Science Of Love, Sex And Hot Chocolate

Valentine's Day is around the corner. You may be searching for love, falling in love, making sweet love, or sick of love. Like it or hate it, single or coupled, February 14 can be hard to ignore. Whatever camp you're in, recent studies on those in relationships and those who are single have discovered some interesting answers to questions you may be wondering about.
02/07/2017 02:11 EST
Are Parents Having The Sex Talk With Their

Are Parents Having The Sex Talk With Their Kids?

Sparking such dialogue on a range of topics including more intricate and positive aspects of sexuality -- gender, sexual diversity, knowing your body, consent, respect, open communication, pleasure, mutuality, and the feeling of being loved, to name a few -- may not only be important in lowering sexual risk but also maximizing sexual rewards.
01/11/2017 04:41 EST
Being HIV-Positive Shouldn't Mean Living Without

Being HIV-Positive Shouldn't Mean Living Without Intimacy

Sex and relationships are important aspects of being human. Now imagine learning that you're HIV-positive. A new study published December 1, on World AIDS Day, shows just how powerful HIV-related fear and discrimination can be for a woman's sex life.
12/01/2015 02:46 EST
Women Living With HIV Aim to Break the Glass

Women Living With HIV Aim to Break the Glass Ceiling

A recent Canadian study of women living with HIV aims to break this glass ceiling, shedding important light on what opportunities exist and what barriers persist towards closing the gap for women living with HIV, a highly underserved community both in Canada and around the world.
12/06/2014 12:33 EST
Keeping Women at the Forefront in the Fight Against

Keeping Women at the Forefront in the Fight Against HIV

<img alt="2014-03-06-Womensdaybanner.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2014-03-06-Womensdaybanner.jpg" width="300" height="50" />As millions celebrate International Women's Day this March 8, it's worth reflecting on where gaps remain in addressing gender issues in the spread of and response to HIV. The face of HIV has changed dramatically since the early years of the epidemic. Women now represent more than half of all people living with HIV worldwide.
03/06/2014 06:11 EST