Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update: We're open for a range of services during the Level 4 lockdown. Use the Ask for an Appointment to get a phone appointment with us during this time. Please note that we will not be offering phone appointments over the Easter Weekend (10-13 April). 

We will be able to help with: emergency contraception prescriptions, contraceptive pill repeats (and some contraceptive pill starts) and abortion information.

If you are due for your depo provera jab or for your implant to be changed, we will give you a prescription for the pill until we're able to do face-to-face appointments again. 

If you have an appointment booked with us in the next month, we will be in touch with you to reschedule.

Due to infection control requirements we are unable to provide any face-to-face consultations in our clinics during the lockdown.

Schools, principals and teachers: Our Navigating the Journey sexuality education resources are available for just $25 (that's half-price) until the end of April. Our resource shop is closed for the duration of the lockdown but these e-resources are available for purchase. 

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Female, male and intersex

Sex is usually seen as being about bodies, genetics and chromosomes.

For example, someone with a vulva, vagina, uterus and XX chromosomes is generally female.

Someone with a penis, testicles and XY chromosomes is generally male.

Intersex refers to the people who are born along the continuum between male and female. Someone can be intersex due to chromosomes, hormones or reproductive organs. It is a lot more common than people think.  interACT Advocates for Intersex Youth estimates that around 1.7 per cent of the population will be intersex – to put this in perspective, between one and two per cent of the population have red hair.

Belgian model Hanne Gabe Odiele came out as intersex in January 2017. She spoke with The Guardian in April 2017.

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