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Be a council member at SHFPACT

 

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT seeking Expressions of Interest for New Members of SHFPACT Council (Board)

Are you seeking an opportunity to help govern a local sexual and reproductive health and rights organisation? Then you need to get in touch with us!

What We’re Looking For
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) is looking for enthusiastic, engaged individuals to join our governing Council. We seek candidates with a range of skills including: financial, legal, senior non-government, education, clinical, fundraising, and youth engagement or a background working with people who are socially disadvantaged. Most importantly, Council members need to share SHFPACT’s values, including honesty, commitment, diversity, social justice, and human rights, and care about promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in the ACT community.

ACT's laws about abortion clinic exclusion zones tested

Executive Director of SHFPACT, Tim Bavinton, reflects on the first legal test of the ACT's laws establishing protest exclusion zones at abortion clinics. 

ON 9 March 2018, the ACT Magistrate’s Court dismissed charges against three men for allegedly violating ACT laws establishing protest exclusion zones around medical facilities providing abortion services. The three acknowledged their longstanding opposition to abortion and their prior involvement in vigils and protests at the same site over many years.

Keen observers are likely to view the decision either with concern or welcome it, depending on how it reflects their underlying beliefs about abortion.

SHFPACT Council Members

Would you like to be a SHFPACT Council Member?

We are currently recruiting new Council Members for Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT

Are you seeking an opportunity to give your time to an ACT community organistion? Then you need to get in touch with us.

Free tickets to 'Menopause The Musical'

Free tickets to Menopause The Musical

SHFPACT is proud to be a sponsor of 'Menopause The Musical – Women on Fire!' showing 23 – 27 October at The Q Theatre.

We have 3 double passes to the first 3 people to come into the SHFPACT Menopause Clinic for their very first appointment. Don't forget to mention this special SHFPACT giveaway.

SHFPACT Info Brochures

Did you know SHFPACT has a wonderful range of information brochures covering STI’s, Contraception, Women's Health, Men's Health and more.

For urgent concerns where SHFPACT is unable to respond in the time required please see your GP or the Walk-in Clinic at the Canberra Hospital, or call HealthDirect on 1800 022 222. For assistance in an emergency please call 000 or 112 (digital mobile phone) or 106 (TTY, text based emergency number).

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

Protecting yourself and your sexual partners from STIs is important and easy.

On this page you'll find all the info about Sexually Transmissible Infections ( STIs). The best way to protect yourself from STIs is still with a condom and if you are sexually active having a regular sexual health check-up is a vital part of staying health and in control of your sexual health status.

Canberra Menopause Centre

Find out how menopause may affect your life and what The Canberra Menopause Centre can do for you.

Based at SHFPACT, The Canberra Menopause Centre is a dedicated service for those seeking information, support and medical management of menopause symptoms.

Menopause is the stage of life when periods cease. This occurs when the ovaries are no longer producing eggs, and is a natural life event. Menopause has three stages: perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.

The issue with bioidentical hormones

In recent years, bioidentical hormones have gained popularity as a more 'natural' alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness and difficulty concentrating.

Bioidentical hormones are based on extracts such as yam and soybean, hence their 'natural' appeal. However, claims that they are safer and more natural than HRT – also known as menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) – are misleading and not based on scientific evidence.

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