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SHFPACT Clinic

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Menopause Centre

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SHFPACT Reception Appointments

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) continues to provide consultations for a range of sexual and reproductive health needs. Most appointments have returned to in-person consultations.

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For other health services and information, please contact us or call 02 6247 3077. Our staff will assist you to make an appointment with our doctors/nurses, or refer you to other clinicians as appropriate.

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The Menopause Centre is here for you.

menopause appointments

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.

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SHFPACT presents 'Conquering Cancer'

We are excited to bring a special screening of 'Conquering Cancer' to Canberra on  Tuesday 31 August, 7pm at Palace Electric!

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Can you imagine a world without cancer? For the first time in human history, the elimination of a cancer – cervical cancer – is possible. An action of this scale has the power to shape history: a movement so forceful it is referred to as a ‘moonshot’. When NASA sent man to the moon we were presented with a literal moonshot, but Conquering Cancer is not a journey to the moon, it’s a journey to the future.

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Mission menopause

‘My hormones went off a cliff – and I’m not going to be ashamed’

An estimated 13 million women in the UK are living with the menopause. So why are so many enduring the turmoil of its symptoms without help and support? It’s about time that changed. Portrait by Suki Dhanda. Illustration by Anna Kiosse

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Supporting students affirming gender at school

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE

The Good Practice Guide for 'Supporting students affirming gender at school' has been launched by the  ACT Safe and Inclusive Schools Initiative The Guide deals specifically with the ways school communities can be proactive in gender-inclusive practice, and support students who are transgender and gender diverse (TGD) when they decide they wish to share or express their gender identity at school.

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Good Practice Guide

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Health Information Brochures

Do you need some information about Sexual Health that you can trust?

SHFPACT has a large range of health information brochures covering STI’s, Contraception, Women's Health, Men's Health, Menopause and more.

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Get PrEP in Canberra

PrEP and how to get it?

Are you thinking about taking PrEP and would like to know more?

PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a prescription medication which is a combination of two different HIV drugs that is taken once daily by HIV negative people to prevent them from becoming infected with HIV. It must be started 7 days before exposure and continued for 28 days after exposure. PrEP can sometimes also be taken on-demand at the time of sex -this is not suitable for everyone and you would need to discuss this with your doctor.

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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!

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Unplanned Pregnancy

Unplanned pregnancy is common and it is estimated that approximately 200,000 unplanned pregnancies occur in Australia every year. 

There are three choices available when you have an unplanned pregnancy: 

  • Continue the pregnancy and parent.
  • Continue the pregnancy and place the child for adoption.
  • Have an abortion.

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Protecting yourself

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.

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SoSAFE! Training 2021

Become a SoSAFE! Registered User. 

SoSAFE! is a set of visual and conceptual tools designed to promote social safety for people with an Intellectual Disability (moderate to severe range) and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

SoSAFE! tools encourage social safety through the provision of a simplified and rule-governed model of social reality that teaches the type and degree of verbal and physical intimacy appropriate with different categories of people. Our new 2021 TQI Accredited course dates are below.

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SoSafe

The SoSAFE! Tools (together with SoSAFE! User Training) provide teachers, trainers and counsellors with skills and simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability. SoSAFE! uses a standardised framework of symbols, visual teaching tools and concepts to teach strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner, and provides visual communication tools for reporting physical or sexual abuse.

BECOME A REGISTERED SOSAFE! USER — FIND OUT MORE!