SHFPACT is open for face-to-face/in-person consultations with our doctors and nurses, and for counselling services. We are also offerring Telehealth consultations (criteria apply).
SHFPACT now offers STI phone consultations, find out what happens and how it all works.
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.
Phone consultations are now available at SHFPACT for a range of sexual and reproductive health needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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