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Don’t fear the end of the smear!

By : on : March 14, 2017 comments : (0)

With Pap smears set to change in Australia at the end of 2017, many people understandably have questions about what the changes will mean for them. Never fear! SHQ is here! Why the change? Current Pap smears look for abnormal cell changes in the cervix, which can go on to develop into cancer. From December […]

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What’s new at SHQ! New research, teacher training, Pap test updates and more!

By : on : March 2, 2017 comments : (0)

RELATE Have you heard about RELATE? RELATE is an innovative and dynamic Respectful Relationship Education program that aims to provide teachers and students with comprehensive, evidence-based, good practice sessions that promote respectful relationships and sexual health using a whole school approach.  Written by WA teachers and sexual health education experts, it is linked to the […]

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An update on Mycoplasma genitalium: an emerging cause of STIs

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There has recently been some media coverage on a little known organism called Mycoplasma genitalium as an emerging cause of STIs in women and men. We are still learning about this condition, and there is much research happening around Australia regarding its relevance and treatment. In women, M.genitalium is known to be associated with inflammatory […]

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Ten Top Tips About Condoms!

By : on : February 14, 2017 comments : (0)

What better day to post a blog about condoms, than on National Condom Day! Condoms are around 98% effective when used correctly, but more realistically their effectiveness decreases to around 82% in the real world due to human error. New research shows that young people often feel over-confident about their condoms skills, although they often […]

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Celebration ideas for National Condom Day 2017

By : on : February 7, 2017 comments : (0)

The countdown is on – seven days until National Condom Day is here! Now is the time to make plans around how to celebrate, or activities to host, during the next week. Stuck for ideas? Keep reading! Create an interesting summer/sexual health themed display in your workplace, school or community i.e. window displays, posters on […]

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