Media releases

2014 release

03 June 2014 - New program model for sexuality education today

A new sexuality education and health promotion program launched today by The Hon David Davis MLC, Minster for Health, aims to help young people enjoy positive and healthy relationships.

2013 releases

28 October 2013 - Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook(3rd edition) now available online, anytime, anywhere

A new online resource to support and promote optimal clinical practice around contraception has been launched by Family Planning NSW, Family Planning Queensland and Family Planning Victoria.

25 October 2013 - Action needed on fit and forget contraceptive methods to reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion rates

Australian Family Planning Organisations have called for action to support the increased use of Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) to reduce unintended pregnancy and abortion rates in Australia. See national position statement on LARC

 

2012 releases

22 November 2012 - Leading UK youth sexual health advocate praises Family Planning Victoria's work in sexuality education

Mr Simon Blake OBE, Chief Executive for Brook, has commended Family Planning Victoria’s work in improving the sexual health of young Victorians through sexuality education. Brook, the UK's largest young people's sexual health charity, is an exciting, dynamic organisation working to promote better attitudes to young people, sex and sexuality.

13 September 2012 - Family planning practitioners welcome the release of Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook(3rd edition)

Family Planning NSW, Family Planning Queensland and Family Planning Victoria are pleased to announce the release of the updated, third edition of Contraception: an Australian clinical practice handbook.

11 April 2012 - Family Planning Victoria supports young Victorian women in undertaking leadership roles

Ms Zoe Stewart, a current Board Director of FPV, has been invited to speak as a panellist at the upcoming 45th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development in New York on Education Matters: Empowering Young People to Make Healthier Choices.

21 February 2012 - MAC Mildura gets set to attempt a Guinness world record for STI screening

Mildura Aboriginal Corporation (MAC Mildura) will attempt to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most screenings for sexually transmissible infections in 24 hours on 25 February 2012. Pop star Jessica Mauboy and entertainer Constantina Bush will be performing on the day and Star FM local radio will be broadcasting live from Mildura to promote good sexual health and raise awareness of local health services among Mildura's youth.

 

2011 releases

27 September 2011 - The national rate of chlamydia and gonorrhoea is on the rise - What is happening in Victoria?

Research recently published by the UNSW Kirby Institute shows a significant increase in the rate of chlamydia and gonorrhoea reported in young Australians. Are young Victorians contributing to this concerning rise in sexually transmissible infections? As a key provider of the sexual care and education of young people in Victoria, FPV is well placed to comment on the Kirby findings.

18 August 2011 - Improve the sexual literacy of our young people and improve their sexual health and wellbeing

FPV welcomes the results of Bupa Sexual Health Survey 2011 that draws attention to the need for better relationship and sexuality education for young Australians.

14 April 2011 - Sexuality education needs to be strengthened to assist young people in making healthy life choices

FPV's CEO Lynne Jordan commented today on the need for strengthening sexuality education both in and out of schools in light of the recent headlines concerning a young woman giving birth at the age of thirteen.

6 April 2011 - Applications now open for Q&A Vic 2011 youth leadership program

Applications for Q&A Vic 2011, FPV's leadership program for Victorian gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer young people aged between 18 and 28, are open until 29 April 2011.

9 February 2011 - Rising Aboriginal sports identities and Hume's local youth set to face sexual health and diversity head on

Rising Aboriginal sports identities and students from Hume's Academy of Sport Health and Education are launching their sexual health campaign, It starts with me, on 18 February 2011.

9 February 2011 - Live JOY FM radio broadcast in Hume set to face sexual health and diversity head on

JOY FM, Melbourne's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer radio station, will host a live broadcast in Shepparton to launch the Hume Sexual Health and Diversity Enterprise on 13 February 2011.

 

2010 releases

9 November 2010 - GPs and other primary care providers learn how to work with gay youth

The Hume region will host practical workshops for GPs and other primary care providers on working effectively with clients from sexual minorities.

4 August 2010 - Free contraception a must

Contraception should be free to give couples choice and reduce unplanned pregnancies, FPV's Chair Dr Sally Cockburn said today.

20 May 2010 - Gay footballers need support

Positive gay and lesbian role models are crucial for young people and having them in sport is fantastic because clubs engage them and encourage healthy lifestyles and team work. But no one should feel they have to declare their sexual preference if they don’t want to.

15 Feb 2010 - Not So Straight launch

Media are invited to the launch of Not So Straight, FPV's new film exploring issues facing same-sex attracted young people in Melbourne. 

14 Feb 2010 - Gay teens also deserve a happy Valentine's Day

Saying 'I love you' is what Valentine's Day is all about, but imagine if your secret admirer stayed secret through fear of ridicule, abuse or physical violence? That's the experience of many same-sex attracted people, but the Gippsland community is taking steps to change this.

13 Feb 2010 - Gippsland groups support sexual health and diversity

Gippsland Women's Health Service and Wonthaggi and Korumburra secondary colleges will stage community events for upper secondary students in February and March as part of the Gippsland 2010 Sexual Health and Diversity Enterprise.

13 Feb 2010 - Gippsland groups support Indigenous sexual health and diversity

Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation and West Gippsland Healthcare Group will stage community events for Indigenous young people in February as part of the Gippsland 2010 Sexual Health and Diversity Enterprise.