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Sexual health

105 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.

Title: 7 good reasons to start HIV treatment now
Summary: This leaflet outlines in simple and visually attractive points the benefits of starting treatment for people living with HIV

Title: Abortion
Summary: This fact sheet provides general information about abortion and a comparison of the two methods: medical and surgical.

Title: Abortion procedure - medication
Summary: This fact sheet describes the process for undergoing a medical termination, including a consultation with a doctor, medications you will take and where these steps take place.

Title: Abortion procedure surgical
Summary: This fact sheet describes the process for undergoing surgical abortion, including pre- and post- surgical assessment and care.

Title: All good- hepatitis B
Summary: This translated website explains in simple ways about hepatitis B transmission and treatment. The information included ranges from what it is and how to get hepatitis B to what is does to a person’s body, where to get help and advice and how to avoid giving it to someone.

Title: All good- hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and STIs website
Summary: This website can tell you about hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and STIs.

Title: All good- hepatitis C
Summary: This translated website explains in simple ways about hepatitis C transmission and treatment. The information included ranges from what it is and how to get hepatitis C to what is does to a person’s body, where to get help and advice and how to avoid giving it to someone.

Title: All good- HIV
Summary: This translated website explains in simple ways about HIV transmission and treatment. The information included ranges from what it is and how to get hepatitis B to what is does to a person’s body, the difference between HIV and AIDS, and how to avoid giving it to someone.

Title: All good- sexually transmissible infections (STI)
Summary: This translated website explains in simple ways about Sexually Transmissible Infection transmission and treatment. The information included ranges from what it is and how to get a STI to what is does to a person’s body, when a person should get testedand how to avoid giving it to someone.

Title: Anyone can get condoms: Safe sex. No regrets.
Summary: A translated resource on how to practise safe sex to avoid sexually transmitted infections and HIV. It includes information on negotiating safe sex, safe sex and overseas travel, and how to use a condom correctly.

Title: Ashur's story (video)
Summary: This video tells a client’s story of overcoming barriers to accessing reproductive and sexual health care when visiting Family Planning NSW for cervical screening. The video aims to increase health literacy and promote access to reproductive and sexual health care.

Title: Bacterial vaginosis
Summary: Translated general information on Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), how to diagnose it, how to get tested for it and how to cure it. In BV, there is a change in the normal balance of vaginal bacteria, which can result in an unpleasant odour and/or discharge in some women. However, the actual cause of BV remains unclear and is the subject of current research studies.

Title: Balanitis
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on balanitis, inflammation of the glans (head) of the penis. It includes what it is, why it happens, and advice on prevention and treatment.

Title: Barrier methods of contraception
Summary: Barrier methods of contraception include the male and female condom and the diaphragm.

Title: Being a healthy woman
Summary: This translated educational resource for women with an intellectual disability, their families, health care providers, carers and support workers provides extensive information on female relevant topics from puberty to menopause, from healthy eating to close relationships, sex and pregnancy.

Title: Chlamydia
Summary: Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in Australia, particularly among young people aged between 15 and 25 years. This fact sheet explains how you get it, the symptoms and how it can be treated.

Title: Chlamydia - from Melbourne Sexual Health Centre
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on chlamydia, the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in our community. It includes information covering what it is, how it’s transmitted, symptoms, testing and treatment, informing sexual partners and avoiding re-infection.

Title: Chlamydia - from NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
Summary: Contents: What is chlamydia? How do you catch chlamydia? How do you know if you have been infected with chlamydia? Is there a test for chlamydia? What is the treatment for chlamydia? Are there any complications? Do sexual partners need treatment? How is chlamydia prevented?

Title: Combined oral contraceptive pill
Summary: Bilingual Factsheet on basic information on the pill as a contraceptive - contact numbers only valid in NSW.

Title: Common vaginal and vulval conditions
Summary: Bilingual Factsheet on basic information on common vaginal discharge and vulval conditions - contact numbers only valid in NSW

Title: Consenting sexual activity in a relationship or marriage
Summary: This translated resource provides information regarding the right to be treated with respect if an individual does not wish to engage in an intimate sexual act. The resource covers topics such as sexual violence, consent, coercion and highlights that when sexual activity occurs without consent given freely by both parties, it is against the law.

Title: Contraception - your choices
Summary: This translated fact sheet explains the available options for using a worry free contraception that suits an individual as their best protection against unplanned pregnancy. It gives brief descriptions of the options and how effective each type is.

Title: Contraception choices
Summary: Contraception means prevention of pregnancy. There are a number of different methods and it is important to choose one that best meets your needs and circumstances.

Title: Contraception for Women
Summary: This factsheet gives an overview of the methods of contraception available in Australia. It is important to choose the one that is right for you. To find the best one speak with a doctor or nurse.

Title: Contraception in Auslan (video)
Summary: An introductory video explaining the different contraception methods, how they work and where to access them,

Title: Contraception in Easy English
Summary: This factsheet explains what contraception is and why and when you should use it.

Title: Contraception methods in Australia
Summary: An overview of the methods of contraception available in Australia is presented in this fact sheet. Using contraception can help you prevent a pregnancy. Different methods may suit you at different times in your life.

Title: Contraceptive options - what can I choose? in Easy English
Summary: This factsheet lists the different types of contraceptions and where you can get it.

Title: Diversity and LGBTIQ in Easy English with a lot of illustrations
Summary: This factsheet lists diversity in sexuality in Easy English with a lot of illustrations

Title: Duc's story (video)
Summary: This video tells a client’s story of visiting Family Planning NSW for sexually transmissible infection (STI) testing and treatment. The video aims to increase health literacy and promote access to reproductive and sexual health care.

Title: Emergency contraception - Royal Women's Hospital
Summary: A translated resource about emergency contraception. If you had sex without contraception, or had problems with your regular method (missed pills, broken condom), emergency contraception can help prevent unplanned pregnancy. This resource explains what types of emergency contraception there are and what they are as well as possible side effects.

Title: Emergency contraception methods
Summary: Emergency contraception methods include a pill which is taken up to five days after unprotected sex to reduce the chance of becoming pregnant, or having an intrauterine device fitted within five days of unprotected sex.

Title: Female circumcision
Summary: This booklet explains what female circumcision is, what health issues it can cause, in which countries it is practised, the types of female circumcision and lists the support services for women, girls and families across Australia.

Title: Female circumcision - African women's clinic
Summary: The African Women's Clinic is a nurse-led clinic staffed by women's health nurses experienced in providing care for women who have experienced female circumcision or traditional cutting. This fact sheet explains what to expect if you are attending this clinic.

Title: Female circumcision - African women's clinic: cream application
Summary: This fact sheet is for women attending the African Women's Clinic to reverse their circumcision. It tells women how to use the anaesthetic cream provided before their procedure. Female circumcision is also known as female genital cutting

Title: Female circumcision - reversing your circumcision
Summary: This fact sheet is specifically for women attending the African Women's Clinic. The procedure to reverse your circumcision is called deinfibulation. This fact sheet explains what to expect on the day of the procedure and how to look after yourself at home.

Title: Female tubal sterilisation
Summary: Bilingual information sheet on Tubal Sterilisation, which is a permanent form of contraception. It is an operation that women can have so that they cannot become pregnant. NSW contact details.

Title: Genital herpes (HSV)
Summary: Causes, symptoms and treatment of genital herpes, including advice on coping with a recurrence, and the correct use of condoms.

Title: Genital herpes (WA)
Summary: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) which shows as blisters or sores on the genitals. This is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV Type I is more common on the mouth (cold sores) and HSV Type II on the genitals, but both viruses can infect the mouth and genital area.

Title: Genital skin care
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides three key general facts for good genital skin care. The fact sheet includes information on the three facts (avoid irritants, protect the skin and keep it dry, and decrease friction or rubbing), some general advice regarding sexual activity, and genital First Aid.

Title: Genital warts- human papillomavirus (HPV)
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on human papillomavirus (HPV), the name of a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different types that cause infection on the skin surface. It covers information such as what HPV is, what genital warts looks like, who and how to get HPV, diagnosis and treatment, and management of treatment side effects.

Title: Genital warts (WA)
Summary: Genital warts are a sexually transmitted infection (STI). They are small lumps on the genitals which you can see or feel. They are usually painless. They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).

Title: Get a test for STIs nad BBVs in Easy English with a lot of illustrations
Summary: This factsheet explains what a Sexually Transmissible Infection and a Blood Borne Virus is and who you should see if you think you have been infected.

Title: Glossary of terms - HIV
Summary: A glossary of terminology used in relation to HIV/AIDS, translated into 9 languages.

Title: Gonorrhoea
Summary: Gonorrhea (also know as 'the clap') is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). This fact sheet informs about how you get gonorrhoea, its signs and symptoms, how to test, treat and prevent it.

Title: Hand in hand: partnering with spiritual leaders in preventing HIV transmissions and eliminating stigma in migrant and refugee communities
Summary: This translated tip sheet resource provides spiritual leaders with insights on how they can contribute to preventing HIV transmission and address HIV stigma in communities and congregations. It encourages the establishment of stronger partnerships between service providers and faith-based institutions in addressing HIV stigma in high prevalence migrant and refugee communities.

Title: Health and treatments - HIV
Summary: This leaflet provides information to people with HIV/AIDs about monitoring their health, treatments available and use of complementary therapies.

Title: Help for infertile couples
Summary: This translated resource provides information for couples experiencing infertility. The included information covers when a couple should see a doctor, what causes infertility and assisted reproductive technology.

Title: Hepatitis B
Summary: This fact sheet explains how you get Hepatitis B, what the signs and symptoms are and how you can test, treat and prevent it.

Title: Herpes
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on genital herpes, caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV), either HSV-1 or HSV-2, gaining entry to the body through the delicate membranes of the genital tract, mouth, and anus, or through tiny abrasions in the skin (initial infection). It includes information such as what causes it, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, protection against genital herpes, reduction of risk, and pregnancy.

Title: HIV, STI and travel
Summary: What's your risk of HIV in your home country? So what is HIV/AIDS? How HIV is transmitted? What about other sexually transmissible infections (STI)? Tattoos and Piercing Injecting Drugs

Title: HIV - newly diagnosed
Summary: A resource for people newly diagnosed with HIV. Contains information on What happens now? Confidentiality and discrimination Who do I tell? What happens if I'm not an Australian resident?

Title: HIV an introduction
Summary: Did you know? How can I avoid becoming infected with HIV? What's the difference between HIV and AIDS? How can I find out if I have HIV? How is HIV transmitted? How do I know if someone has HIV/AIDS? Traveling overseas Using interpreters

Title: HIV testing and results
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. The fact sheet includes information on what HIV and AIDS are, how someone becomes infected and provides answers to questions covering testing and results of the HIV Antibody test.

Title: HPV vaccine - preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) cancers and diseases by vaccination brochure
Summary: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a common, contagious virus that can cause cancers and diseases in both men and women. This brochure provides information about HPV, how to get vaccinated against HPV and the safety and effectiveness of the HPV vaccine.

Title: Human papillomavirus in Easy English with a lot of illustrations
Summary: This factsheet explains what HPV is, its symptoms, how you can get it, how you can prevent it and what you need to do if you think you have HPV.

Title: LARC - long acting reversible contraception
Summary: If you’re having sex and you don’t want to get pregnant, you need to use contraception. Long acting reversible contraception, such as intra uterine devices (IUDs), contraceptive implants and contraceptive injections, may be the choice for you.

Title: Living a positive life (audio resource)
Summary: Real stories from people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV)

Title: Living with HIV
Summary: This leaflets provides answers to the most common questions asked by people living with HIV/AIDS and covers such issues as transmission issues, sex, pregnancy and children, injecting drug use and overseas travel.

Title: Long acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods
Summary: LARC methods provide temporary, safe, cost-effective contraception which can last from 3 and up to 10 years depending on the type. They include the intrauterine device and the contraceptive implant.

Title: Medium acting and short acting contraception methods
Summary: Medium acting methods last over a period of weeks or months and include the contraceptive injection and the vaginal ring. Short acting methods are taken every day and include the combined contraceptive pill and the mini pill.

Title: Min's story (video)
Summary: This video tells a client’s story of overcoming barriers to accessing reproductive and sexual health care when visiting Family Planning NSW for contraception. The video aims to increase health literacy and promote access to reproductive and sexual health care.

Title: Molluscum contagiosum
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on Molluscum Contagiosum, a harmless skin infection caused by a pox virus. The fact sheet outlines what it is, how it’s transmitted, what it looks like, how long lumps take to develop and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Title: Mycoplasma genitalium Mg
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on Mycoplasma genitalium Mg, a bacterium that infects the urethra, cervix and anus. It includes information on what it is, how it’s transmitted, signs and symptoms for men and women, testing and treatment of sexual partners and how to avoid getting it again.

Title: New words to know on sexual health in Easy English
Summary: Glossary on Sexual Health in Easy English with a lot of illustrations.

Title: Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU)
Summary: Information about non-gonoccocal urethritis, a common sexually transmitted infection in men, including causes, prevention and complications. Includes information about how to use a condom correctly.

Title: Pelvic inflammatory disease
Summary: This translated brochure provides information on pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes and/or ovaries in women. It covers the causes of pelvic inflammatory disease in women, and how to prevent and treat it.

Title: PrEP - Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Summary: This fact sheet provides information about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is another way to protect yourself from getting HIV.

Title: PrEP fact sheet: What does PrEP access through the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS) mean?
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides facts on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). It explains ways to get access to PrEP, what PBS co-payment is, as well as information on medication, testing and the access trials.

Title: PrEP Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Summary: This translated fact sheet provides information on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The fact sheet information covers what it is, if is it suitable, is it covered under Medicare, is it effective and safe, and also what is needed to get PrEP and the medication. It also covers whether it protects against sexually transmitted infections.

Title: Safer sex in Easy English with a lot of illustrations
Summary: This factsheet is about your health when you have sex.

Title: Sexually transmissible infections booklet
Summary: A translated information booklet that explains the aspects related to sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It covers questions from what they are and how to catch them, to how to prevent them, how to tell if you have one, and about alcohol, drugs and STIs.

Title: Sexual Assault
Summary: For people who have been sexually assaulted, it is a major experience and they can have many difficulties afterwards. There is no right or wrong way to feel after experiencing a sexual assault. It may take a long time to recover and feel okay again. It is important to look after yourself and to get help if you need it.

Title: Sexual health and viral hepatitis brochures
Summary: A community brochure designed for migrants and refugees on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections

Title: Sex and the law in Easy English with a lot of illustrations
Summary: This factsheet explains under what circumstances it is legally ok to have sex.

Title: Sex it's your decision
Summary: Making your own decision about how you want to live your sexual life is important. It means looking after yourself and deciding what's right for you.

Title: STIs and BBVs - the facts in Easy English with a lot of illustrations
Summary: This factsheet explains what a Sexual Transmissible Infection and a Blood Borne Virus are, how you can get them, how you can find out whether you have one and how you can protect yourself from STIs and BBVs.

Title: STI & BBV testing
Summary: What does an STI/BBV check-up involve?

Title: Support services for circumcised women and girls
Summary: This booklet is a guide for women and girls who have been circumcised and are in need of support.

Title: Syphilis
Summary: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. This resource explains how it is transmitted, the different types of syphilis, and treatment.

Title: Syphilis (WA)
Summary: Syphilis is a very serious sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can affect your brain and other organs. It’s caused by the Treponema Pallidum bacteria.

Title: The contraceptive implant
Summary: Bilingual Fact sheet on basic information on the contraceptive implant - contact numbers only valid in NSW

Title: The contraceptive injection
Summary: Bilingual Factsheet on basic information on contraceptive injection - contact numbers only valid in NSW

Title: The contraceptive pill
Summary: Using a worry free contraception that suits you is your best protection against unplanned pregnancy. Contraceptive pills are the options discussed in this fact sheet.

Title: The Copper IUD
Summary: Bilingual fact sheet about the copper IUD form of contraception. The sheet includes information about what the copper IUD is, how it works, possible side effects and how it is inserted and removed. NSW contact details.

Title: The effects of HIV/AIDS
Summary: This leaflet explain the difference between HIV and AIDS, how HIV is transmitted and how it affects the immune system.

Title: The emergency contraceptive pill
Summary: Bilingual fact sheet on the emergency contraceptive pill or ECP (sometimes wrongly called the ‘morning after pill’). Information on how the ECP works, how to take it, possible side effects and where it can be purchased. NSW contact details.

Title: The female condom
Summary: A bilingual fact sheet about the female condom, including how it works as contraception, how effective it is, and how to insert and remove it. NSW contact details.

Title: The health system in Australia
Summary: This leaflets provides an overview of health services available in Australia with a focus on people living with HIV/AIDS. 7.1 Introduction 7.2 General practitioners 7.3 Sexual health centres 7.4 Hospitals 7.5 Other HIV/AIDS services 7.6 Counsellors, social workers, psychologists 7.7 How to access the services you need 7.8 Interpreters

Title: The hormone-releasing IUD
Summary: Information about the hormone-releasing inter-uterine device (IUD) form of contraception (MIRENA®). This fact sheet includes information on what an IUD is, how it works, how it is fitted and removed, who can (and can't) use it, and possible side effects. NSW contact details.

Title: The male condom
Summary: Bilingual information sheet about the male condom, including what a condom is, how it works, how to use it, side effects and where to get them. NSW contact details.

Title: Thrush
Summary: Caused by an overgrowth of yeasts within the vagina.  This resource explains what trush is, how it is transmitted and possible treatments.

Title: Top tips for living well with HIV
Summary: The tips in this book were collected from people with HIV, people who teach about HIV, and HIV doctors. These people have chosen these tips as the most important ones.

Title: Urinary tract infection (UTI)
Summary: Inflammation of the urethra (the urine passage). This resource explains what a Urinary Tract Infection - UTI is, the symptoms and how it can be treated.

Title: Vaginal ring
Summary: Bilingual information sheet on the Vaginal Ring form of contraception. Information covered includes how it works, how to use it, potential side effects and what to do if you forget to use it. NSW contact details.

Title: Vasectormy (bilingual information)
Summary: Bilingual information sheet about vasectomy including what vasectormy is, how it works, side effects and where to get them. NSW contact details.

Title: What are periods? (video)
Summary: This is part of a series of videos about periods, pregnancy and contraception, for newly arrived migrant and refugee women in Australia. This video provides general information about periods.

Title: What are STIs and BBVs?
Summary: Sexually Transmissible Infections (STIs) & Blood Borne Viruses (BBSs) can affect anybody who has any type of sex. By having the right information and learning about how these infections are transmitted, everyone has an opportunity to reduce their risk

Title: What is contraception? (video)
Summary: This is part of a series of videos about periods, pregnancy and contraception, for newly arrived migrant and refugee women in Australia. This video provides general information. Please speak to a health professional for appropriate individual advice.

Title: What is PrEP factsheet?
Summary: This translated fact sheet explains how PrEP is an extra way to protect yourself from getting HIV/AIDS. It outlines what is it and for it is for, how long one has to take it before being protected, side effects, trying to get pregnant and taking PrEP while on other medications.

Title: What is sex in Easy English?
Summary: This factsheet explains what sex is in Easy English and with a lot of illustrations.

Title: What is the vulva?
Summary: The vulva is the delicate, hairless skin and tissue surrounding the vagina. You need to treat it with care, as it's prone to irritation.

Title: When menopause affects relationships
Summary: Information on how menopause can affect sexuality, including solutions to common problems.

Title: Your Body Your Choice- sexual assault fact sheet
Summary: Your Body, Your Choice is a multi-language resource about sexual assault. The factsheet contains important information for people who have experienced sexual assault. This is an adaptation of a resource produced by City of Sydney, Redfern Legal Centre and StudyNSW to suit the Queensland context.

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