Multicultural Sexual Health Network Forum: Racism and Health

About the forum 
Many factors affect sexual health. Racism is a less obvious, but pervasive determinant of health disparity.

Experiences of racism in health care settings can deter people from seeking preventative options or management of issues.  In the dating scene, racism may affect an individual’s agency to insist on condom use.
Racism is embedded in everyday practices as well as in systems and structures of essential services, not only in health care, but also in other settings, such as housing or welfare. This forum will explore these everyday practices and broader systemic and organisational structures.

How does racism impact health?

Our speakers will explore this question:
• From a personal/ community perspective
• With evidence-based research
• With findings from a racism minimisation project
After the presentations, we will discuss actions each of us can take to reduce racism in our services and daily lives.

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and other peoples of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which our work in the community takes place. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.