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Unplanned Pregnancy

What should you do if you think you might be pregnant and how can SHFPACT help?

Many women are faced with an unplanned pregnancy at some time in their life and it is estimated that approximately 200,000 unplanned pregnancies occur in Australia every year.

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.

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.

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.

How hormones impact mental health

 

What's the connection between hormones and mental health? How do our hormonal changes affect our emotional wellbeing? And what are some ways we can nurture positive mental health?

To answer all these questions and more Jo Roberts of Jean Hailes recently spoke to Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Jayashri Kulkarni AM.

Menopause discrimination is a real thing

Menopause discrimination is a real thing – this is how employers can help.

For many women, going through the menopause can be a difficult time. It typically occurs for women between 45-55 years-old and lasts four to eight years. Most women experience some symptoms – the severity and duration of which can vary from woman to woman. The most common symptoms include hot flushes, headaches, problems with memory or concentration and mood changes.

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