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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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Trichomonas | Family Planning NSW

Trichomonas (commonly known as ‘trike') is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a parasite. It can cause infection of the vagina or cervix (neck of the womb) in women and the urethra (urine passage) in both women and men. Trichomonas is one of the most common STIs in some parts of the world but it is not as common in Australia.

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Contraception options | Family Planning NSW

What Suits Me? Contraception Options for Girls and Guys is Family Planning NSWs premier resource about contraception, for 14-24 year olds

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Contraception choices | Family Planning NSW

Contraception is necessary if you wish to avoid an unintended pregnancy. Several methods of contraception are available - check out this factsheet to find out more information.

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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. We’re 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

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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Contraception | Family Planning NSW

Family Planning NSW provides reproductive and sexual health services, including information and health promotion activities, as well as education and training.

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Copper IUD | Family Planning NSW

What is the copper IUD? A copper IUD is a small device with a fine copper wire wrapped around a plastic frame. It's placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. A fine nylon thread is attached to the IUD - the thread comes out through the cervix into the top end of the vagina. There are two types of copper IUDs available in Australia - one lasts for 5 years and the other for

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You + Me = Us | Family Planning NSW

You + Me = Us: All about relationships is our 'go to' resource about healthy relationships for young people under 25 years old.

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My Girlfriend is Pregnant | Family Planning NSW

Finding out your girlfriend is pregnant may take you by surprise and make you feel all sorts of emotions. It's important to think about how being a father will affect you.

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Contraceptive Injection | Family Planning NSW

The contraceptive injection is a hormone injection that prevents pregnancy. The injection works for 12 weeks. The injection contains depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA). DMPA is a hormone similar to progesterone. Progesterone is made naturally in the body by the ovaries.

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