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Sexual Health Victoria

Sexual Health Victoria is a non-profit organisation that focuses on sexual and reproductive health care, education and advocacy.

Vision and mission

With over 50 years in operation Sexual Health Victoria's vision is to improve everyone's reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing in Victoria and beyond.

How Sexual Health Victoria can help

  • SHV has two Victorian based sexual health clinics.
  • SHV delivers reproductive and sexual health training clinics.
  • SHV offers training programs and professional development for medical professionals.
  • SHV provides professional development for teachers and youth/community workers.
  • SHV delivers relationships and sexuality education in schools.
  • SHV conducts research and provides advocacy support in the sexual health sector.

Information lines / help lines

  • Call 1800 013 952 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST

Programs and apps and tools

  • IRL — A free sexual health taboo-free app for youth.
  • Doing’IT’ Podcast for parents, carers and teachers on talking to youth about sex and growing up.

Recommended links

This information was originally published on healthdirect - Sexual Health Victoria.

Last reviewed: May 2022

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Vaginal Ring | Nuva Ring | How effective is vaginal ring | Vaginal Ring insertion | Vaginal Ring cost - Sexual Health Victoria

The vaginal ring is sold as the NuvaRing® in Australia. It is a soft plastic ring that contains two hormones, oestrogen and progestogen.

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Episode #40 What is a rainbow family? - Sexual Health Victoria

In this episode, Olivia talks about her experience of being one of two mums in a proud rainbow family.

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Copper IUD - Copper T | IUD Side Effects & Insertion Australia - Sexual Health Victoria

The copper intrauterine (IUD) is a small ‘T-shaped’ contraceptive device that is placed inside the uterus. It is more than 99% effective at preventing pregnancy

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What is Ectopic Pregnancy? | Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms | How do I know if I have had an Ectopic Pregnancy? | Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment - Sexual Health Victoria

Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. In almost all cases, the embryo dies.

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Natural Family Planning | Fertility Awareness | Natural Contraception | Rhythm Method - Sexual Health Victoria

Natural family planning (or fertility awareness) is avoiding sex around the time of the month where you are fertile (most likely to get pregnant).

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External Condom - Sexual Health Victoria

Sexual Health Victoria (formally Family Planning Victoria) focuses on reproductive and sexual health care, education and advocacy. Our vision is to improve ever

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Vasectomy | the snip - Sexual Health Victoria

Vasectomy is minor surgery which block the tubes that carry the sperm. This method of contraception is sometimes also called sterilisation or “the snip”.

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - Sexual Health Victoria

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a sexually transmissible infection (STI) and blood borne virus (BBV).

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Internal Condom - Sexual Health Victoria

The internal condom is a soft pouch made of latex or polyurethane, that has two flexible rings at each end. It is inserted into the vagina or anus before having

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Mirena IUD | Hormonal IUD Mirena | IUD Mirena insertion | IUD Mirena cost | Mirena IUD Melbourne - Sexual Health Victoria

The hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) is a small contraceptive device that is put into the uterus (womb) to prevent pregnancy.

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