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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Trichomoniasis

Trichomoniasis or “trike” is a sexually transmissible infection (STI). This page outlines the symptoms and treatment for trichomoniasis.

What is it?

Trichomoniasis is a protozoal infection of the genital area often called “trike”.

How do you get it?

You can get trichomoniasis through unprotected (no condom) sexual intercourse with someone who has the infection.

What are the symptoms?

There may be no symptoms.

If you do have symptoms they can include:

  • smelly vaginal discharge
  • itching and irritation around the vagina and vulva.
  • pain when urinating
  • discharge from the penis.

How is it treated?

Trichomoniasis is treated with an antibiotic.

Will this impact my partner/s?

Sex should be avoided until you and your partner/s have had treatment. If you do have sex you must use a condom/pukoro ure or oral dam.

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