For information about contraception, pregnancy options and sexual health in Victoria
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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
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Telling your partner(s) you have an STI

Openly discussing STIs is not something we are taught to do, but it’s an important part of caring for ourselves and others! So what's the best way to go about telling people if you have an STI?

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on 04 Apr 2022 8:04 AM
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Top 5 STI myths busted

1 in 6 Australians will have an STI at some point in their lives! Guest contributor Dr Madeleine myth-busts the top 5 most common misconceptions about STIs in our latest blog.

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on 21 Mar 2022 6:32 AM
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Three Reasons to Love Lube

Guest contributor Dr Madeleine explains why lube might be a great addition to your next sexual experience.

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on 31 Jan 2022 8:29 AM
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Can STIs be cured?

While most STIs are curable - ALL STIs are treatable! Find out what this means here...

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on 18 Jan 2022 2:01 AM
International Students

What every international student should do before coming to Australia?

International students have a lot of things to think about before studying abroad. These are some of the things I wish I knew before I became an international student, myself.

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on 15 Nov 2021 6:31 AM