Sexual Health 

Diagnosis & Comprehensive Sexual Health Care at Eastgate Medical Centre. 


Sexual Health 

Discussing sexual health can often feel uncomfortable, but finding the right healthcare services and practitioners can make all the difference. That's why we established our sexual health clinics, dedicated to discreetly connecting you with professionals who specialise in sexual health.

Our sexual health clinics operate in conjunction with our general practice services, ensuring that you can access a wide range of services related to sexual health and reproductive wellness discreetly.

Booking an appointment with one of our general practitioners is simple and judgment-free, offering you the convenience of an average GP appointment with the added benefit of accessing the sexual health services you need.

We aim to provide you with the confidence to seek out our services.

Here's what you can expect:
We offer a comprehensive range of sexual health services, though the specific interests of each practitioner may vary. Get to know our exceptional team by visiting the clinics page and easily book an appointment online with your preferred practitioner.

Our services encompass:
1) STI Testing and Sexual Health Checks
2) STI Management and PreP Prescriptions
3) Sexual Education and Safe Sex Guidance
4) Contraception Consultations and Prescriptions
5) Contraceptive Implant Insertion & Removal 
6) Pregnancy Tests and Collaborative Maternity Care, Including Antenatal and Postnatal Care

At our sexual health clinics, your well-being is our top priority, and we're here to provide you with the support and care you deserve.

Facts about sexual health 

In Australia:
1) About 16% of Australians have had an STI in their lifetime
2) In 2020, more than 29,000 Australians were living with HIV – there was an 18% drop of HIV notifications since 2015
3) In 2020, there were about 57,500 new cases of notifiable STI among females and 67,400 among males
4) Between 2015 and 2019, STI notification rates increased by: 17% for chlamydia nearly 79% for gonorrhoea 95% for infectious syphilis.

STI can be transmitted:
1) Through skin-to-skin contact
2) Through oral sex
3) Through sexual intercourse
4) From mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. 

Maintaining good sexual health is important, and requires:
1) Access to accurate and comprehensive information
2) Knowledge about risks and consequences of unprotected sexual activity, such as STI and unwanted pregnancies
3) Practising safe sex to avoid STI or unwanted pregnancies, including by wearing a condom
4) Access to inclusive and safe sexual health care.

Ref: Department of Health and Age Care