Sexual Health

trans heartLooking after one's sexual health includes so much more than avoiding sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, genital warts, pubic lice, scabies, gonorrhoea, syphilis, genital herpes, hepatitis and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (H.I.V.). Taking care of your sexual health includes taking responsibility for your body, your health, your partner's health and your decisions about sex.

This Sexual Health section of the Gender Centre's website contains a number of articles about sexual health, including information on individual sexually transmitted infections, and in time will also include other resources such as books and book reviews, research papers, videos, links to other health-related services and more. The articles below are just a few of the articles currently on the Sexual Health page of this website.

These resources are being updated, coming soon...


Article appeared in Polare 83, April 2010

Syphilis is an infection that causes ulcers on the genitals, in the anus or mouth, a rash on a person's chest or back, the palms of the hands or soles of the feet. It is transmitted through vaginal, anal and oral sex and from a mother to her unborn child during pregnancy ...

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