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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Pubic Lice or crabs

Pubic lice or crabs can be spread by sexual contact.  This page outlines the symptoms and treatment for pubic lice.

What is it?

Pubic lice or crabs are small lice that live in the pubic hair. They cause inflammation and irritation.

How do you get them?

You can get pubic lice or crabs through close body contact, usually during sex with an infected person. Lice can be spread through infected bedding and clothing.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms can include:

  • intense itching in and around the pubic area
  • nits (lice eggs) are often found on the pubic hair.

How are they treated?

Pubic lice or crabs are treated by applying a special shampoo, cream or ointment to the pubic area to kill the lice. Clothing and bedding should be washed.

Will it impact my partner/s?

Recent partners may be infected.

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