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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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Sexual transmission of Zika virus: advice to travellers

Monday, April 11, 2016

National News

Research suggesting Zika virus can also be transmitted through sexual contact means extra care needs to be taken by reproductive-aged women and their partners when having sex, says National Medical Advisor, Dr Christine Roke.

“Because Zika virus can have potentially serious implications for unborn babies, safer sex practices are really important for women who have travelled to an affected area, or had sex with someone who has,” Dr Roke says.

Dr Roke says there are steps both men and women can take to prevent infection.

If you have a partner who could be pregnant, you should avoid all sexual contact, including oral, vaginal and anal sex, for at least six months after you’ve left the affected area, or use condoms each time. This would apply whether you have symptoms or not.

For pregnant women, or women who plan to become pregnant in the near future, consider delaying any travel to areas affected by Zika virus.

“If you are pregnant and think you may have been at risk of Zika virus, we would recommend you see a health provider to test for infection,” says Dr Roke.

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