The Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Greg Hunt has announced a landmark decision in HIV prevention in approving HIV-prevention drugs – tenofovir with emtricitabine, known as PrEP – on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme from 1 April, thereby providing broader access for any doctor or general practitioner to be able prescribe PrEP to an Australian resident who holds a current Medicare card.
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).
SHFPACT identifies the importance of all health workers in promoting and supporting the sexual and reproductive health of the Canberra community as well as reducing the barriers to improved sexual and reproductive health.
You’re just a few clicks away from a discounted consultation at SHFPACT!
SHFPACT strives to provide a high quality healthcare service. Our consultation times are generally longer than in general practice, and we provide a specialised reproductive and sexual health service. Quality care is however expensive to provide and the membership discount is one way we can make sure you receive the very best service and the time you need with our team of reproductive and sexual health doctors, nurses, counsellors and educators, without breaking the budget.
Parents and care-givers play an important role in the teaching of sexuality and relationships to young people.
Most parents and carers know that, just like learning how to play or talk, sexual development is a part of human development and know that it will happen whether we talk to our children or not.
SHFPACT affirms that individuals with a disability are sexual beings, with the same diversity of sexual feelings, needs, and identities shared by all people in the community.
Providing sexuality and relationships education in schools is a rewarding and challenging task that teachers and educators should feel supported and confidant to do.
SHFPACT has been supporting public, private and faith-based schools in Canberra to deliver effective, relevant, accurate and responsible sexuality education since the 1970s.
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.
Invitation to participate in pilot workshops on contraceptive choices for young women with disability.
True, in partnership with Family Planning Victoria, Family Planning Tasmania and Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT, is developing a training package and suite of resources specific to work with women and girls with disability who request access to contraceptive choices.
Find out how menopause may affect your life and what The Canberra Menopause Centre can do for you.
The transition to the menopause can vary in length depending on the woman but troubling symptoms can occur 1-3 years before the last period . In the postmenopausal phase of a woman’s life symptoms like hot flushes can continue for the first couple of years and beyond.
Unfortunately some women can experience hot flushes and night sweats well into their 60’s. For many women, these changes will have little impact on their lives; however, some women may experience symptoms severe enough to affect their health and well-being, and disrupt their lives. Some women might feel anxious about reaching the menopause and mourn the loss of their fertility and youth.
Is it perimenopause? Find out some of the obvious (and not-so-obvious) symptoms leading up to menopause.
Some call it a transition. To others, it's a stage. But no matter what view you take, perimenopause is the period in a woman's reproductive life that begins some years — anywhere from 2 to 10 — before menopause. Diana E. Hoppe, MD and gynecologist, says, "For most women, perimenopausal symptoms show up in their 40s, although for some, the signs may start as early as their 30s."