1800 My Options is a new helpline for Victorian women seeking timely and trusted information on sexual and reproductive health issues. The helpline will provide Victorians with sexual and reproductive health information, and direct them to clinical services such as contraception, pharmacy services, counselling support, termination providers and a range of other services.
The phone line is free and confidential, with highly-trained, experienced and sensitive staff who have extensive knowledge in sexual and reproductive health issues.
In addition to the new phone line, there is also new women’s reproductive health information on the Better Health Channel. It provides comprehensive, evidence-based information about women’s sexual and reproductive health.
To access 1800 My Options call 1800 696 784 and for more health information visit www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au
Family Planning Victoria Supporting people to make decisions about their reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing.
Major themes include sexual diversity, talking about sex, people with disability, pregnancy fact sheets, Sex and the Law, Abortion, Contraception, STI’s and BBV facts and FPV Clinics.
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Contraceptive Choices – Better Health
- You can discuss your contraception options with a GP or reproductive health nurse. Different methods may suit you at different times in your life.
- Methods of contraception that are available include: barrier methods, pills and vaginal rings, intrauterine devices (IUDs), implants and injections, sterilisation, emergency contraception and natural methods.
- Condoms provide the best available protection against sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
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