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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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Last reviewed: September 2013

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Breast Pain - Mastalgia | Family Planning NSW

Breast pain Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, is a common symptom which women may experience at different times in their lives. Many women worry that pain in their breasts is caused by breast cancer. Breast cancer rarely causes breast pain, however a thorough history-taking and examination by your health professional, and possibly some further tests, may be required to be sure that breast cancer is not the cause of the pain.

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Menstrual cycle and period problems | Family Planning NSW

What is menstruation and when does it happen? Get info on managing menstruation, period pain and maintaining hygiene during menstruation.

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The pelvic floor | Family Planning NSW

Pelvic floor muscles help to control bladder and bowel function. Read this factsheet to find out more.

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Maximising Natural Fertility | Family Planning NSW

Find out about factors that determine fertility in woman and men and how to maxime natural fertility.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) | Family Planning NSW

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that can impact on physical health and emotional wellbeing. Read this factsheet for further information.

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Who we help | Family Planning NSW

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Contraceptive Diaphragm single-size contraceptive barrier device | Family Planning NSW

The single-size contraceptive barrier device (Caya diaphragm) is a new barrier method of contraception used by women. Find out more.

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Breast Awareness And Common Breast Problems | Family Planning NSW is important for you to be aware of how your breasts normally look and feel, so that if there are any changes you can seek help quickly. Read this factsheet to find out more.

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Talkline | Family Planning NSW

Talkline provides free and confidential information, advice and options across a wide range of reproductive and sexual health issues

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Gonorrhoea | Family Planning NSW

Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmissible bacterial infection. To find out more, read this factsheet.

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