Who to contact
If you want to talk to someone about issues relating to sex and your sexual health, there are lots of people ready to help you. Who you should talk to depends on what you'd like to discuss.
- To organise a sexual health check:
Talk to your local sexual health clinic, doctor or Family Planning Clinic [Family Planning Queensland website]
- To get the emergency contraceptive pill:
Talk to your local sexual health clinic, doctor, Family Planning Clinic [Family Planning Queensland website] or pharmacy
- To get the pill or arrange a Pap smear:
Talk to your local doctor or Family Planning Clinic [Family Planning Queensland website]
- To discuss contraception:
Talk to your doctor or local Family Planning Clinic [Family Planning Queensland website].
Other people you might like to talk to include:
- your school-based youth health nurse
- your guidance counsellor or other school counsellor
- doctors and nurses who work in sexual health clinics
- your GP (local doctor)
- community health professionals. Check the phonebook for your local Queensland Health Community Health Services. (White Pages under "Queensland Health.")
- a counsellor at Kids Help Line. Telephone counselling is available 24/7 on FREECALL 1800 55 1800. Calls from mobiles on the Optus and Vodaphone networks are free, call charges apply from Telstra mobiles. Web and email counselling is also available - hours vary check the website for details.
- You may want to discuss some problems like rape or drink spiking with the Police. Many branches have a Juvenile Aid Bureau (JAB) to assist young people. Check the phonebook (White Pages under "Police Stations.")
- For more organisations, such as The Queensland Association for Healthy Communities and Hepatitis Queensland, check out the Sexual Health for adults website.