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Health Information Brochures

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.

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Teaching kids how to seek consent

Kids and ConsentTeaching consent is more than empowering children to be able to say 'no'; it's also about helping them grow up knowing how to seek consent for every touch they instigate, writes educator Deanne Carson.

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

Talking about sexual healthThink 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.

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

Sexual Check UpsMany 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).

Knowing what to expect - and remembering that nothing you say will shock or embarrass us - will help make your next sexual health check more comfortable.

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Listerine and gonorrhoea

Garlgle Listerine GonorrhoeaListerine gargle every day helps to slow spread of gonorrhoea.

Researchers at Melbourne clinic conduct clinical trial and say mouthwash a cheap and effective control measure Daily rinsing and gargling with a commercial brand of mouthwash could help control the spread of gonorrhoea, a study has found.

Researchers at a Melbourne clinic had noted more cases of gonorrhoea among men who had sex with men and sought to establish whether Listerine had an “inhibitory effect” against the bacteria that causes the infection.

Gargling with Listerine every day is a cheap and easy way to help control the spread of gonorrhoea, researchers find.

They conducted a clinical trial involving 196 gay or bisexual men who had previously tested positive for gonorrhoea in their mouths and throat and were returning for treatment.

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The SoSAFE! Tools (together with SoSAFE! User Training) provide teachers, trainers and counsellors with skills and simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability. SoSAFE! uses a standardised framework of symbols, visual teaching tools and concepts to teach strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner, and provides visual communication tools for reporting physical or sexual abuse.