Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Health

Gay identities

Modern gay men in Indonesia learn to live alongside traditional concepts of homosexuality. DEDE OETOMO explains.

Of money and trees: a 19th-century growth triangle

Unbridled money freely crosses borders and destroys Sumatra's pristine environment.... The 1990s? No, the 1850s, writes FREEK COLOMBIJN.

Preventing AIDS

The epidemic is spreading more slowly than once feared, but OCTAVERY KAMIL still wants better resources for prevention work.

Rationality and the clitorectomy

A Spanish enquirer gets the catechism in an exclusive Jakarta suburb. MARGARET COFFEY was there too.

No nightmares in Aceh

Acehnese have no word for nightmare, but the trauma of the conflict years is nightly visited upon many survivors through their dreams.

Crisis is bad for your health

Crisis is bad for your health

Teenage pregnancy

PIKIR is working hard to give pregnant teenagers real choices

AIDS education

The government works with waria in South Sulawesi

Solution or problem?

The regulation of traditional medicine has had unintended consequences

Jamu for the ills of modernity?

Jamu is evolving to meet modern needs

Shrinking penis disease

The mysteries of koro puzzle doctors, but dukun come to the rescue

Time honoured remedies for uncertain times

The traditional healers of contemporary East Java

Free clinic for street children

Street children learn to value their health in Yogyakarta

Surf Aid groundswell builds

Surfers rally to help the people of the Mentawai Islands

The long campaign

Malaria remains a major health policy challenge in Indonesia

From jungkies to jihad

Drug use in Indonesia is a complex issue

Travels of a doctor

A doctor goes to work in a remote community in Flores

The looming AIDS epidemic

Intravenous drug use is exacerbating the spread of the HIV virus

Caring for people with AIDS

Universal access to treatment is not just a dream

The AIDS awareness clinic

HIV prevention in West Jakarta’s red light district

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