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Women urged to talk more during Women’s Health Week

By : on : August 31, 2016 comments : (0)

Women’s Health Week is coming up on September 5th – 9th, and with a theme of ‘Am I normal?’, we’re keen to support women to talk more about their sexual health!

Many women have questions around symptoms, bleeding or painful intercourse, but often feel too embarrassed to ask. Our confidential Sexual Health Helpline provides information from expert clinicians about contraception, sexually transmissible infections and unplanned pregnancy, and is available to everyone across the State.

SHQ will also be posting answers to commonly-asked sexual health questions on social media during Women’s Health Week – feel free to add yours in the comments section below and we will include it. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!

When it comes to unplanned pregnancy, it’s normal to feel lots of different emotions and it’s normal to be unsure and want to consider all your options. SHQ offers free counselling sessions to discuss any issues around unplanned pregnancy and post-termination. Non-judgemental appointments covering all options are available at our Northbridge office and some outer metropolitan locations, and we also provide phone counselling state-wide.

SHQ’s professional staff are very comfortable talking about all things sexual health, and clients can be assured their concerns will be addressed confidentially and in a caring and sensitive manner.

Everyone is different, from body shape and size to thoughts and feelings, and there is no one definition of ‘normal’; Women’s Health Week is a good reminder to accept yourself and take care of your mind and body!

To make a counselling appointment please phone 9228 3693.

For more information about Women’s Health Week go to http://womenshealthweek.com.au/


SHQ offers a range of professional services including testing and treatment of STIs, contraception information and supply, unplanned pregnancy, cervical screening, STI drop-in clinics and counselling.