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SoSAFE! launches new resource. Talk Touch Triangle Box Set

A new tool to help promote Social Safety.

SoSAFE! provides parents, carers, teachers, counsellors and other professionals with simple visual tools to enhance the training of social, socio-sexual and social safety skills. The explicit, rule-based format allows the learner to respond to situations, including intimate relationships, without having to make discretionary decisions, in response to their feelings or ‘early warning signs’.

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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Free Cervical Screening Tests

SHFPACT is offering Cervical Screening Tests free for clients who book appointments in our nurse training clinics on selected dates from March through to June 2019.

At your appointment, there will be a highly experienced SHFPACT nurse, and a second registered nurse who is undertaking training in well women’s screening.

Cervical screening saves lives. Make an appointment today. Call our friendly reception team on 02 62473077.

Four things you didn’t know about periods

When you first learn about periods and get your first one, there's a lot to take in, and get used to; tracking your cycle, managing the flow, and regularly changing your pads or tampons.

Often shushed by society, period talk – even into adulthood – can seem like whispered 'women's-only' business, a taboo topic rather than a crucial and celebrated part of women's health.

So in case you missed a menstrual memo, or just want to learn more, here are four things you may not know about the menstrual cycle.

To start with, sex shouldn’t hurt, and if it does, a good tip is to say “stop”, no matter what! The aftermath of sex also shouldn’t hurt – whether it’s two minutes, two hours or two days later...

Stand with your LGBTIQ mates

On May 17 people all over Australia will stand against discrimination in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) mates, colleagues and families.

Go rainbow on IDAHOBIT and use the day to publicly stand with the LGBTIQ community. It’s the perfect opportunity for your school or workplace to start small changes that can make a big difference.

Unplanned pregnancy counselling service

SHFPACT offers a free counselling service for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

The counselling provided is respectful, non-judgemental and non-directive and aims to provide accurate information and support for women, and their partners and/or families if needed. All options can be explored and discussed in a safe environment as needed by the individual woman.

Protecting yourself from 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.

Vaginal Thrush

Vaginal thrush is a very common vaginal infection caused by an overgrowth of a type of yeast called candida. This organism lives naturally in the bowel and in small numbers in the vagina. It is mostly harmless, but symptoms can develop if numbers increase in the vagina. Thrush needs the hormone oestrogen to thrive so it very rarely occurs in girls before puberty, or in women after menopause (unless they are on hormone replacement therapy). A vaginal thrush infection can be acute (a single episode) or chronic (recurring or persisting for a long time).

I'm about Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the commonest cause of abnormal vaginal discharge. It is caused by a change in the number and type of bacteria found in the vagina. A healthy vagina contains many different types of bacteria. In BV there is a decrease in the number of a particular bacteria called lactobacilli, and an increase in other bacteria called anaerobic bacteria.

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