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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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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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The Morning After Pill | Emergency contraception | How to get morning after pill | Cost & Effectiveness - Sexual Health Victoria

Emergency contraception is also know as the morning after pill. It is available over the counter at the pharmacy without a prescription in Australia.

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Episode #28: Abortion - 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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Contraceptive Pills | The Pill | Combined Pill | Oral Contraceptive Pill | Contraceptive | How Effective is the Pill | Side Effects of the Pill | Pregnant on the Pill - Sexual Health Victoria

Contraceptive pills are daily tablets that are swallowed around the same time every day to prevent pregnancy. The two types available in Australia are the Pill

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How to talk to children about sex who have a cognitive disability? - Sexual Health Victoria

Resources such as books, stories, DVDs, anatomically correct dolls and three dimensional models can help your child to understand.

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The Pill | Combined Pill | Oral Contraceptive Pill | Contraceptive | How Effective is the Pill | Side Effects of the Pill | Pregnant on the Pill - Sexual Health Victoria

The Pill is a daily tablet (also known as the combined pill or oral contraceptive pill). The Pill contains two hormones oestrogen and progestogen. These are sim

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Pregnancy Options - 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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Episode #33: Early Years - 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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Contraceptive Implant | Implanon insertion & side effects - Sexual Health Victoria

The contraceptive implant (Implanon NXT®) is a soft plastic stick about 4 cm long. The implant slowly releases a hormone, progestogen, into your body.

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