Sexual Health

Play Safe Survey

The STI Programs Unit are currently finalising the creative approach for their next Play Safe campaign which is designed for young people aged 16-29 in NSW.

We invite you to focus test creative examples of the campaign by taking a short survey.

Do the survey now.

Cut and paste the URL if that’s easier for you,

Contraception Clinic weekly on a Thursday at Nowra Sexual Health Clinic

Starting March 2021, The Illawarra Shoalhaven Sexual Health Service will be offering a weekly contraception clinic on Thursdays in Nowra at the Sexual Health Clinic, Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital.

This service will be available to support disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the Shoalhaven area by providing a clinic for contraceptive counselling, management of complex contraception, and assessment and insertion of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC). With insertion of LARC, this includes Implanon and hormonal intrauterine device/IUD (Mirena or Kyleena) or copper IUD. We are only able to provide this without sedation.

We accept referrals for women as well as transgender and gender diverse people requiring contraception who are:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • HIV positive
  • Financially disadvantaged
  • Experiencing complex mental health issues
  • Adversely affected by alcohol or other substance use
  • Experiencing domestic violence or homelessness
  • Refugees
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse
  • People with disability
  • Young people aged 16 to 24

Clients must have a referral from a GP before seeking an appointment at the clinic. Please see referral template attached.

Sexual and Reproductive health webinars for the Aboriginal workforce-Registrations now open

The AH&MRC are working in partnership with the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis & Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) to deliver Sexual and Reproductive health webinars for our Aboriginal workforce. This interactive online workshop provides Aboriginal Health Workers, Practitioners and nurses with an overview of sexual and reproductive health, including sexual history taking, STI screening and testing, and current contraceptive options.

The webinar will run for 90 minutes online via Zoom and is free of charge. It is also CPD accredited and is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing and the Australian National Association for Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners. It will be presented by a clinician and will be reviewed by the AH&MRC and external bodies to make sure it is culturally appropriate.

All the webinars will take place from 10:00am-11:30am on a Wednesday.

The webinar is designed for Aboriginal Health Workers and Practitioners who are eager to learn more about sexual and reproductive health and assisting clients within this area.

There will be 4 webinars online for each of the regions, they will all take place via Zoom.

Northern Region: 19th of May, 2021 Register here

Southern Region: 2nd of June, 2021 Register here

Western Region: 16th of June, 2021 Register here 

Metropolitan Region: 30th of June, 2021 Register here

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kezia Blackledge, Public Health & Intelligence Officer, via email: OR mobile: 0466263389.

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