For information about contraception, pregnancy options and sexual health in Victoria


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People’s genders, bodies, relationships and sexualities can affect their health and wellbeing in all parts of their lives – including their sexual and reproductive health.

LGBTQIA+ communities have historically been leaders in sexual health promotion and activism. However, due to social stigma, discrimination and lack of knowledge from health professionals, people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual and other sexuality, gender, and bodily diverse people and communities (LGBTQIA+) can be at risk of poorer sexual and reproductive health. 

Using contraception if you are trans, non-binary or gender diverse

If you are trans, non-binary or gender diverse you will need contraception based on your physiology. Gender affirming hormones are not effective contraception. You can still have a pregnancy if you have a uterus, or get someone pregnant if you have a penis.

Studies have shown that contraceptives do not have a negative impact on gender affirming hormones. Trans, non-binary and gender diverse people with a uterus may find that hormonal contraception stops or limits their period. This can be helpful for people who suffer from gender dysphoria.

LGBTQIA+ health services 

In Victoria, there are many health services that work to provide support to the LGBTQIA+ community.  

If you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, or advocating on behalf of an LGBTQIA+ person, 1800 My Options can help you find appropriate sexual and reproductive healthcare.

Contact us on 1800 696 784 (Weekdays 9am – 5pm), or email

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