Sexual Health for Young People: Blood-Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections

At no cost

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Session overview

This session provides up-to-date, evidence-based information on prevention of blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. It may be tailored to include up-to-date, evidence-based information on a range of reproductive and sexual health topics. It is aimed at vulnerable and at risk young people (adolescents) or those outside mainstream school settings.

The session is delivered by a nurse educator currently working with young people in both educational and clinic settings.

Session content

Content tailored to groups needs and may include:

  • Data on young people’s reproductive and sexual health
  • Sex and the law: including consent, confidentiality and accessing services
  • Blood-borne viruses
  • Sexually transmissible infections
  • Safer sex and risk reduction
  • Resources and referral pathways

Optional additions:

  • Sexual diversity
  • Gender diversity
  • Contraceptive options
  • Unplanned pregnancy

Duration

Two hours. Includes question time.

Entry requirements / Eligibility

Young people (adolescents) aged 12 – 24, outside the mainstream secondary schooling system who are either:

  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (LGBTIQ+)
  • culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • from low socio-economic backgrounds
  • from regional Victoria.

Session outcome

Enhanced reproductive and sexual health literacy and knowledge to support informed health care decisions. Improved access to reproductive and sexual health care settings.

Cost

Eligible young people will not be charged for these sessions as they are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Participants will be required to evaluate the session.

Session bookings

Sessions must be booked by the relevant community organisation or government agency on behalf of the group of young people attending the session.

Staff accompanying young people will be responsible for their supervision and discipline.

Location

Sessions can be held at your agency or Family Planning Victoria, Box Hill or Melbourne CBD (Elizabeth St).

If the session is to be held at your agency a data projector and computer will be required.

Additional sessions for young people

Sexual Health and Diversity Awareness for Young People

Additional sessions for professionals

It is best practice and highly recommended that all session bookings for young people include an additional booking for professionals working with young people. Eligible agencies and professionals will not be charged for these sessions as they are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

A Practical Guide to Prevention of Blood-Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Young People

Sexual Diversity and Gender Diversity: Inclusive Practice


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Contact us

Clinical Education Unit

Telephone: 03 9257 0129 

Fax: 03 9257 0111 

Email: clinicaleducation@fpv.org.au