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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Syphilis

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

What is it?

Syphilis can start as an ulcer somewhere on the skin or on the lining of the genital area. It is an infection that can, in its late stages, cause damage to the heart, brain and spinal cord.

How do you get it?

You can get syphilis through unprotected (no condom) vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has the infection. It is also spread by close contact. It can be spread from mother to baby/pēpe through the placenta during pregnancy.

What are the symptoms?

A painless ulcer, called a chancre, usually on the genitals. In its second stage a rash and maybe other symptoms.

How is it treated?

Syphilis is treated with antibiotics.

Will this impact my partner/s?

Partners must be tested and treated. The best advice is not to have sex until both you and your partner/s have had treatment.

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