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Whatever your sexuality, gender or body, all people in our community have the right to high quality, inclusive sexual and reproductive health care across their lifespan. At Family Planning Victoria, we stand by our motto "everyone is welcome".
At our clinics in Box Hill and Melbourne CBD, we offer STI testing and treatment, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), cervical screen testing, contraception, unplanned pregnancy options counselling and medication abortion.
Regardless of your gender, anyone who has a cervix, is sexually active and is over the age of 25 needs to have a cervical screen test (CST). The CST is a five-yearly test for the human papilloma virus (HPV) which is a common virus that can cause cervical cancer if left untreated. The CST replaces the two-yearly Pap Smear. Although the procedure is still done the same way, the CST is better at determining your future risk of cervical cancer.
PrEP is a daily pill that is taken to prevent HIV. HIV negative people of all genders, sexualities and bodies may be eligible for PrEP including anyone who has a partner who is HIV positive and is not on treatment, anyone who has casual sex and regularly doesn't use condoms, and anyone who injects drugs.
STI Testing and Treatment
Whether you're casually hooking up with people, starting a new relationship or ending one, it's important that you know your STI (sexually transmissible infections) and BBV (blood borne virus) status. STIs and BBVs are a common part of being sexually active, but there are lots of ways you can prevent them from spreading. Use the barrier protection relevant to the sex you're having like condoms, dams, gloves, or PrEP. Get regular STI tests and let your partners know if you test positive for an STI so they can get tested and access treatment if they need to.
You can book an appointment with us here or if you'd like to speak to someone about an appointment, you're welcome to call us on 1800 013 952.
We encourage you to look around our website to view our range of resources and fact sheets.
If you are a doctor, nurse, teacher, or youth, disability or community health worker interested in professional training, please view our range of sexual health education courses.