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Sex and international travel: What you need to know

Australians love going overseas - the fun and adventure! Often, the last thing we want to worry about while travelling is our sexual and reproductive health. Find out how you can fully prepare yourself for a trip abroad.

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on 30 May 2023 5:38 AM
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Why does my vagina smell?

To put it plainly: all vaginas smell. Whilst it’s categorically untrue that vaginas with no smell exist, it’s also true that some smells can represent infection or other concerns (in which case, a trip to the GP’s office is in order). Guest contributor Dr Madeleine explains how to know difference.

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on 18 Apr 2023 5:46 AM
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PCOS vs Endometriosis - What’s the Difference?

If you have a uterus or know someone who does, you may have heard of PCOS, endometriosis - or both! But what are they, and are they any different? Let’s break it down.

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on 10 Mar 2023 1:47 AM
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HIV – Prevention and Management

Last year we marked 40 years since the first HIV diagnosis and the start of the HIV pandemic. In this blog, we'll outline some of the key terms in the management and prevention of HIV.

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on 20 Feb 2023 2:39 AM
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5 ways to prioritise your sexual health this year

Lean into the ‘new year, new you’ mantra and explore how you can prioritise your sexual and reproductive health this year!

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on 10 Jan 2023 3:13 AM
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Five Red Flags in Bed and How to Manage Them

Here at 1800 My Options, we aim to promote healthy and supportive relationships which make you feel safe and fulfilled, and that includes in the bedroom. Read on for some red flags which should prompt at least a discussion with your partner(s) about why their behaviour isn’t okay, and advice on how to approach the chat.

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on 02 Nov 2022 8:41 AM
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What happens if I have a Positive Cervical Screening Test result?

CSTs - we know we need to get them every 5 years. But what does the test actually look for? And what does it mean if you have an ‘positive’ result? 

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on 17 Oct 2022 7:06 AM
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Why do people use contraception?

Contraception can be used for many reasons, from preventing unwanted pregnancy, to managing menstrual cycles and various health conditions. Look through 5 of the most common reasons here.

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on 27 Jun 2022 4:00 AM
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What are all the Period Products?

What are period products? What are all the options? Which ones will suit me best? Join us as we discuss pros and cons for all the most popular period products available now!

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on 14 Jun 2022 12:46 PM
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All About Chlamydia

Everything you need to know about the most common STI in the world!

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on 30 May 2022 8:34 AM