SHFPACT Info Brochures

Written by SHFPACT on . Posted in News & Updates

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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What is normal vaginal discharge

Written by Melissa Kang | The Conversation on . Posted in News & Updates

V-juice, vovey-goo, vu-dew… there are many ways to describe the natural fluid that comes out of the vagina. It varies in consistency, texture, smell, taste and volume in the same woman from day to day, week to week, month to month and beyond. 

Doctors don’t talk to their patients about sexual health. Here’s why they should.

Written by Richard Gunderman | The Conversation on . Posted in News & Updates

Think back to the last time you had a checkup with a doctor. He or she might have asked you about how often you exercise, how well you sleep and whether you drink or smoke. But does your doctor ask you about sex?

Asking patients about sexual matters is universally recognised as an important part of collecting a patient’s medical history. But many physicians don’t take sexual histories from their patients.

Pill protects women from cancer

Written by AAP on . Posted in News & Updates

The contraceptive pill has been found to protect women from certain cancers, including ovarian, a study suggests.

Women who have taken the contraceptive pill are protected from some types of cancer for as long as 30 years, according to new research.

Make your sexual health check less, erm ... awkward

Written by The Conversation | Deborah Bateson on . Posted in News & Updates

Many people find the idea of a sexual health check awkward or embarrassing. After all, it’s not every day someone you barely know asks you intimate details about your sex life or asks to examine your genitals. But sexual health checks don’t have to be awkward (and many don’t even involve us examining you).

Make an appointment or talk to us today!

Call 6247 3077 during business hours Monday to Friday.

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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