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Sexual Health & Safe Sex

Sexual health may not be openly discussed in your home culture, but it's a good idea to know what's involved and how to find information and resources about it during your stay in Australia.

This is because your sexual health involves more than just avoiding sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies. It also involves knowing how to look after your body and your health, your emotional and mental wellbeing in relation to sexuality, and how to take responsibility for your decisions about sex and the impact these decisions may have on you and your partner.

Doctors in Australia are trained to offer advice about relationships, sexual health, contraception options (contraception is any intentional method used to prevent pregnancy) and fertility, and can to this as part of a normal consultation. They'll offer advice and options without judging you for your decisions. However, if you don't feel comfortable talking to your doctor, close friends or partner about your sexual health, or if you just want more information about an issue, there are many organisations that can give you up-to-date, reliable information. You can see our list of recommended services on the support services page.


 
Student Health & Relationships

 

International Student Support

Ph: +61 8 8313 4828
Fax: +61 8 8313 4352
isc@adelaide.edu.au

Counselling Support

Ph: +61 8 8313 5663
Fax: +61 8 8313 6463
counselling.centre@adelaide.edu.au

Need to reach someone urgently?