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  • 'Champion of Change' Award for our CEO

    We are proud to announce that FPV’s own CEO, Claire Vissenga, has been named 2018’s Australian HR Champion of Change of the Year by the Australian HR Awards on Friday 7th September 2018. The category of Australian HR Champion of... Read More

  • Get a FREE STI Check at FPV during STI Testing Week

    FPV is offering FREE STI checks for all Victorians during STI Testing Week 2018.  Most people don’t know they have an STI because they have no symptoms. The only way to find out is through an STI test.  Getting an STI test... Read More

  • HIV prevention drug PrEP now available at our clinics

    Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is now available at FPV clinics to help people at risk avoid HIV infection. PrEP is the regular, daily use of anti-HIV medications by ‘at risk’ HIV-negative people to prevent HIV becoming HIV... Read More

  • Our LGBTIQ youth programs are changing

    Family Planning Victoria wish to announce that the LGBTIQ youth group, Splash (formerly known as YAK), will be ceasing operations, effective immediately. We are viewing this as very positive move and indeed, cause for celebration. In 1993,... Read More

  • Can you use a fertility app as a contraceptive?

    Article by Kimberly Gillan, Coach. Republished with permission. Plenty of pregnancy-seeking women use fertility apps to try help them pinpoint their most fertile days each month, but can you use the same logic to protect you from unwanted... Read More

  • Why pleasure should be part of sex education in schools

    Family Planning Victoria's CEO Claire Vissenga spoke to The Australian newspaper about the concept of pleasure, and why it belongs in sex education. Family Planning Victoria wants kids to learn about pleasure in sex education Rebecca... Read More

  • Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) statement

    Family Planning Victoria believes that decisions about contraception should be made in partnership with a health care professional and that individuals should have access to accurate and unbiased information to inform their... Read More

  • Answers to the most Googled questions about sexual health

    We recently spotted a piece in Cosmopolitan on the most Googled sexual health questions and two of our experts produced some helpful answers to the top three searches.  1. What happens at a sexual health screening? What happens... Read More