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Sexual Health

Sexual health refers to your state of well-being in relation to sexuality, be it physical, social and/or emotional. We are committed to providing quality sexual health advice, support, and treatment where indicated, in a safe and confidential environment.

 

FAQ

How do I know if I have an STI (sexually transmitted infection)?

If you are or have been sexually active, you may have an STI. Some STIs don’t produce symptoms other than infertility if left untreated, so you may not know if you have one. Symptoms, If present, may include pain, abnormal discharge and/or rash.If you are sexually active, please feel free to discuss STIs openly with one of our GPs.

I’m embarrassed about seeing a Doctor. What happens if I think I have an STI?

If you’re concerned that you have an STI, you should make an appointment to see a GP to be screened. In some cases, you may only need to provide a urine sample to test for this. If your concerns or symptoms are more complex, you may require an examination which your GP can perform. If you do have an STI, your GP can provide you with the appropriate treatment and advice.

What are my/our contraceptive options?

There are several options including but not limited to condoms, the contraceptive pill, Implanon and Mirena. The right contraceptive option for you depends on several factors, and we encourage you to come in and discuss this with your GP.

My sexual drive and/or ability to perform has changed, can I do anything about this?

There are several reasons that this may have happened. You can discuss this openly with your GP who can provide you with the right advice and treatment where indicated to assist you in reaching your sexual health goals.