Sexual & Reproductive
Gippsland Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy 2017-2021
Gippsland Women’s Health is the lead agency for the Gippsland Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy 2017-2021. This is the third Strategy for Gippsland and is guided by the Gippsland Sexual and Reproductive Health Alliance comprising of workers from health services, community agencies and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
The Strategy was informed by earlier Gippsland Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategies and the Victorian Government Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Key Priorities 2017-2020.
Future work will be guided by the release of Victoria’s first theory of change to address inequities in women’s sexual and reproductive health. This was developed by Gender Equity Victoria’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Community of Practice which Gippsland Women’s Health convenes. The Theory of Change will guide the collective and individual work of women’s health services to achieve our shared vision for the full realisation of rights of all Victorian women to optimal sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing.
Gippsland Research Results
Gippsland Women’s Health recently conducted mapping of the availability of sexual and reproductive health services from GPs and Pharmacies in Gippsland. The two reports are now complete and inform the work of the Gippsland Sexual and Reproductive Health Alliance in advocating for more services for women in Gippsland. Read more
Are You Covered?
The Condom Vending Machine Project has been implemented in Gippsland through the Gippsland Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy objective 1: To increase safe sex practices in young people in Gippsland. By collaborating with local government, health services and community groups 36 machines have been installed across the 6 local government areas increasing access to condoms. This objective also includes support for schools to provide comprehensive relationships and sexuality education. Read the report
1800 My Options
For information about contraception, pregnancy options and sexual health: 1800 My Options (1800 696 784)
It can be hard to find the information and services you need to make the decision that is right for you. Find out about your options, where to go and who to talk to at 1800myoptions. The phone line is free and confidential with highly trained, experienced and sensitive staff who have extensive knowledge of sexual and reproductive health for Victorian Women.
Relationships and Sexual Health School Grant Program
Grants are available to Primary and Secondary schools across Gippsland to support teacher delivery of comprehensive, inclusive sexual health education through the implementation of benchmarks within the Achievement Program.
What will be funded?
- Parent and Carer sexual health and wellbeing information sessions
- In class professional development training for teaching staff
Eligible schools will be:
- Participating in the Respectful Relationships Program; and/or
- Registered with the Achievement Program and Have chosen ‘Sexual Health and Wellbeing’ as a health priority area to focus on.
For full details on the grant please download the information sheet here
For a copy of the application form or further details please phone Anna Roberts or Selena Gillham on 5143 1600 or contact us
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