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. 

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) for the school holidays. Our resource shop is closed for the duration of the lockdown but these e-resources are available for purchase. 


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Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmissible infection (STI). This page outlines the symptoms and treatment for gonorrhoea.

What is it?

Gonorrhoea is a bacterial infection of the genitals, throat or rectum. Gonorrhoea can cause infertility in both men and women.

How do you get it?

You can get gonorrhoea through unprotected (no condom) vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has the infection. It can also be spread from mother to baby during birth.

What are the symptoms?

There may be no symptoms. 

If you do have symptoms they can include: 

  • vaginal discharge
  • bleeding between periods
  • lower abdominal pain
  • pain during sex.
  • pain when weeing (urinating)
  • discharge from the penis or rectum
  • pain in the testicles (balls).

How is it treated?

Gonorrhoea is treated with two antibiotics together. This is important because many of the gonorrhoea bugs are resistant to the usual antibiotics.

How will this impact my partner/s?

Sexual partners should be contacted and treated. Sex should be avoided until both you and your partners/s have had treatment.

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