As a teenager, it can be difficult to find someone with whom you can comfortably discuss your concerns. Our doctors understand this and provide a friendly, confidential and supportive environment to for you to explore your health needs.
- Contraception, Sexual Health and pregnancy counselling
- Mental health support
- Family and relationship problems, including violence
- Sexuality support
- Support and management of sexual assault
- Management of acne and other skin conditions
- Sexually transmitted and other infections
- Support with drug and alcohol issues (AOD)
- Blood borne virus screening
Will the doctor tell my parents/friends about my issues?
Doctors are bound by doctor-patient confidentiality. This means that if you are considered old enough to make your own decisions (one of the first discussions your doctor will have with you, however generally considered to be between the ages of 13 and 16) your doctor can not tell anyone about the things you discuss unless they are concerned that there is a threat of harm to you or to someone else. If you are uncertain what this means, please feel free to discuss it openly with your doctor.
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.
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.