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Sexual health

Learn more about sexual health topics such as contraception options, STIs, and conditions like erectile dysfunction (impotence) and premature ejaculation.

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Safe sex

By practicing safe sex, you will prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infection (STIs) and minimise the risk of unplanned pregnancy.

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Safe sex - an overview

Affection, love and sex are important aspects of life. But sexual activity can also be associated with risks and health problems. Learn more here.

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Syphilis prevention

The best way to prevent syphilis is by practising safe sex. Learn more about the safe sex practices that can be used to prevent a syphilis infection.

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Oral sex and mouth care

Mouth sores can be caused as a result of oral sex. If you think you have developed mouth sores it is important to seek medical advice.

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Sexual assault treatment

It is still advisable to get medical treatment after a rape or sexual assault, even you if you do not intend to report the crime. This is to ensure any injuries are seen to and you are tested for sexually transmitted infections.

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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis is an infection that usually spreads during sex, but can also be spread by sharing wet towels or washers. Learn more about the treatment and prevention options.

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Chlamydia

Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in Australia. Learn more about the prevention, testing and treatment of chlamydia, as well as contact tracing.

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Top 10 safety tips for music festivals

Music festivals can be an amazing experience. Whether it’s one day or a weekend-long event, these 10 tips can help you stay safe while still having a blast.

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Testing times for HIV

While new notifications of HIV have generally stabilised, rates have increased among heterosexual people and indigenous people. Here's how to get tested for, and prevent, HIV.

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