Sexual Health

VACCHO supports our Member organisations through the provision of advocacy, training, support and health promotion services relating to Blood Borne Virus (BBV), sexual and reproductive health care.

Funded through the Federal Government since 1996, the Sexual Health Program has been instrumental in maintaining a voice for Aboriginal sexual health in Victoria. Our work is guided nationally aim is to:

  • Promote sexual and reproductive wellbeing
  • Reduce the impact and prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), Blood Born
  • Viruses (BBVs) at both the individual and Community level
  • Reduce the impact of unintended pregnancies
  • Ensure appropriate, accessible and high quality sexual and reproductive primary health care services are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria
  • Advocate for the development of a sexual and reproductive health workforce
  • Ensure health promotion in the areas of sexual and reproductive wellbeing is effective and meets the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community in Victoria.

RESOURCES

VACCHO has developed and compiled a list of useful links and resources for members of Community and Member organisations to access for information on BBV, sexual and reproductive health.
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Hepatitis C – Uncle Jack Charles and his Hep C cure journey – A film by VACCHO
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Better Health Channel – Sexual Health – The Better Health Channel provide health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in. They have a range of resources relating to Sexual Health including sexual health basics, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sexual identity, contraception and much more.

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Us Mob and HIV – resources links and services

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Contraception it’s your choice – By VACCHO and Family Planning Victoria
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Sexual diversity in Victoria’s Aboriginal Community – A film (2011) by VACCHO and Family Planning Victoria
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Just what are your sharing? – Research conducted by VACCHO and Anex on injecting drug use in the Aboriginal Community in Victoria.
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Do you feel shame? – Research conducted by VACCHO and Anex about injecting drug use and HIV risk in the Aboriginal Community in Victoria
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Don’t be shame, be game: Condoman Episodes – A sex education campaign for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Enquiries

For more information get in touch with us by filling out and submitting the form below or by call 03 9411 9411