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Responding to COVID-19

UPDATE 9th JUNE 2020 : This information is for SHFPACT's clinic and education/training clients, as well as our members and wider community. 

SHFPACT has now re-opened for face-to-face/in-person consultations with our doctors and nurses, and for counselling services.

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The Menopause Centre is here for you.

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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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Make a Donation

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Serving the Canberra community for more than 40 years, Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT (SHFPACT) is Canberra's sexual health promotion charity, delivering services that improve sexual and reproductive health for the Canberra community.

Help support the work of SHFPACT by making a tax deductible donation today!

SHFPACT is endorsed as a health promotion charity and deductible gift recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. 

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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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Pregnancy tips

Deciding that you're ready to start trying for a baby can be an exciting time.

There can be feelings of eagerness, anticipation, and often some nerves. Here we provide some tips and tools to help you plan and prepare for pregnancy in a positive, proactive way.

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PrEP and how to get it?

Do you want to know more about PrEP and how to get it?

PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a prescription medication which is a combination of two different drugs, and is taken once daily by people in order to prevent them from becoming infected with HIV. It must be started 7 days before exposure and continued for 28 days after exposure.

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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 status.

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SoSAFE! Training | 2020

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We're Back! 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. See our new 2020 course dates below:

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Enjoying Sex Safely


Safe sex is sexy. Sex is meant to feel good and be fun, but it can be risky if not treated with respect.

When entering into sexual relations with someone, the first thing you should do is talk about it and make sure you seek consent. Always ask someone before you start touching them or engaging in intercourse. This article talks about: safe sex, consent, decision making,  STIs, unplanned pregnancy, emergency contraception, and where to go if you need advice or help.

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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!