PAINFUL SEX IN WOMEN
Painful sex involving the vagina, vulva or pelvic area is a common problem, and 3 out of 4 people with a vagina will experience it at some stage in their life. For some, this may be temporary, while for others it may be a long-term problem. Sex is a normal and enjoyable part of many people’s lives and is often an important part of a relationship. Pain with sex can be very upsetting and can lead to avoiding sex and intimacy, which in turn can affect your relationship.
WHERE CAN THE PAIN OCCUR?
Pain with sex can occur on the outside (the vulva), in the area surrounding...
WHAT IS MYCOPLASMA GENITALIUM?
Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that can cause infection of the cervix, urethra (penis), and anus. It is a sexually transmissible infection and is like chlamydia, but less common
There are currently no recommendations for routine testing for mycoplasma genitalium in people who have no symptoms.
HOW DO YOU GET IT?
You can get mycoplasma genitalium by having anal or vaginal sex without a condom with someone who has the infection.
Some people may not have any symptoms but can still pass on the infection.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
If you have a vagina, symptoms...
WHAT IS A COPPER IUD?
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small plastic device that is inserted into the uterus (womb) and is used to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are a highly effective long-acting reversible contraceptive. There are two different types of IUDs- hormonal and copper. The copper IUD is an IUD that has copper wrapped around its stem and arms. It does not contain any hormones.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The copper IUD works mainly by preventing fertilisation. It does this by being toxic to the egg and sperm and by interfering with sperm movement. It also prevents the implantation of a fertilised...
WHAT IS THE CERVICAL SCREENING TEST?
The Cervical Screening Test (CST) aims to prevent cancer of the cervix (also called cervical cancer). Cervical cancer is preventable with regular cervical screening because pre-cancerous changes can be found and easily treated, so cancer does not develop. Most people who do develop cervical cancer have either never had cervical screening or have had screening less often then recommended. Cervical screening saves lives!
WHAT IS THE CERVIX AND WHERE IS IT?
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) and is located at the top of the vagina.
WHAT IS THE DIAPHRAGM?
The diaphragm is a barrier method of contraception. It is a dome of soft silicone with a flexible rim that is placed inside the vagina to cover the cervix (the lower part of the uterus or womb).
The diaphragm forms a barrier which prevents sperm from getting into the uterus. It is inserted before intercourse and left in place for a minimum of 6 hours after intercourse.
It takes 6 hours for all sperm to die in the acid environment of the vagina. The Caya® diaphragm, which is a single size diaphragm, is the only one available in Australia.
HOW DO I USE THE DIAPHRAGM?
Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT is the leader in integrated sexual and reproductive health workforce development, including post-graduate sexual and reproductive health education for nurses and doctors in the ACT region.
High quality continuing professional development for the nursing and allied health workforce is central to SHFPACT’s strategic directions to ensure continuing access by the ACT community to high quality sexual and reproductive health services.
SHFPACT offers a Well Women's Screening Course specifically designed and developed to provide nurses working in primary health...
Delivered Canberra, the SHFPACT Contraceptive Implant (Implanon NXT) Training Workshop has been designed for Doctors and GP’s who wish to learn safe insertion and removal of the contraceptive implant.
Demonstrate safe insertion of the contraceptive implant
Demonstrate safe removal of the contraceptive implant
Counsel patients on the use of the contraceptive implant
Manage common side effects associated with the contraceptive implant
1.5 hour face to face workshop, includes theory and practise on a model arm. SHFPACT is a leading provider of training...
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