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Family Planning NSW

Family Planning NSW is a provider of reproductive and sexual health services.

They offer expertise on contraception, pregnancy options, sexually transmissible infections (STIs), sexuality and sexual function, menstruation, menopause, common gynaecological and vaginal problems, cervical screening, breast awareness and men’s sexual health.

Family Planning NSW have five fixed clinics in NSW (Ashfield, Fairfield, Penrith, Newcastle and Dubbo) with more than 28,000 client visits annually. They also provide Family Planning NSW Talkline 1300 658 886, a confidential telephone and email information and referral service, connecting their expertise to people and communities across NSW.

Family Planning NSW provide information and health promotion activities, as well as education and training for doctors, nurses, teachers and other health, education and welfare professionals.

As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, Family Planning NSW recognise that everybody in every family should have access to high quality clinical services and information, and they aim to provide a safe place for people to talk about their most intimate and personal issues.

Their services are targeted to communities, including people from culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, refugees, people with disability, young people, people from rural and remote communities and same sex attracted people.

Family Planning NSW respect the rights of their clients to make choices about their reproductive and sexual health and aim to treat each and every person with respect, dignity and understanding.

Their work is evidence-based, and shaped by research through the Family Planning NSW Sydney Centre for Reproductive and Sexual Health Research, their published clinical practice handbooks on reproductive and sexual health, their data and evaluation unit and validated through Family Planning NSW's own clinical practice.
 

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Family Planning NSW.

Last reviewed: September 2019

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Maximising Natural Fertility | Family Planning NSW

Today people often leave plans for pregnancy until later in their adult lives. This is different to previous generations. Women are naturally more fertile in their 20s than their 30s but women are more often having children when they are aged 30-34 years old. Media reports of female celebritieswho get pregnant in their 40s or later can lead people to think that getting

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What's New | Family Planning NSW

Aboriginal Contraception kit The Aboriginal contraception is a teaching resource designed for Aboriginal Health Workers. The artwork was created by an Aboriginal artist to incorporate images that reflect Aboriginal culture. The kit contains samples of the variety of contraceptives available, information about contraception and resources that Aboriginal Health Workers can use

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I Think I am Pregnant | Family Planning NSW

This is a factsheet for young women who think that they may be pregnant. Having all the appropriate information at your disposal will help you during this time.

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Know Your Health: Pregnancy options | Family Planning NSW

This booklet is for people who are pregnant and are not sure what to do.

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Unplanned Pregnancy: Abortion | Family Planning NSW

This fact sheet is for women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and want information about abortion. Abortion is when a pregnancy is terminated (ended).

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Yarning about relationships | Family Planning NSW

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Parents and Carers | Family Planning NSW

When it comes to talking about sexuality and relationships with your child it can be a little awkward. What do they want to know? What should you tell them? At Family Planning NSW we believe that there is no such thing as a silly question. Were here to give you the answers and advice you need to help you navigate these questions with confidence. We provide general and

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Disability | Family Planning NSW

Equity of access to information and services is at the heart of our work with people with disability. Family Planning NSW recognises the need to promote and protect the reproductive and sexual health and rights of people with disability. We advocate for people with disability to have equity of access to reproductive and sexual health services.

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Fertility awareness based methods of contraception, lactational amenorrhoea and withdrawal | Family Planning NSW

Fertility Awareness Based (FAB) methods of contraception (sometimes called Natural Family Planning methods) are based on identifying the fertile days of the menstrual cycle in order to avoid a pregnancy.

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Non-English speaking | Family Planning NSW

Every day we listen to, care for, treat and support people from diverse backgrounds who have concerns about their reproductive and sexual health.

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