We ask young people how trustworthy health-based information is online. Are there any ways to ensure it is accurate?
We answer one of the big question young people new to the health system ask – does what happens in the health practitioner’s room, always stay in the health practitioner’s room?
Conversations about STIs and sexual health between parents and their offspring are traditionally difficult. But is there an easier way? We ask young people for some ideas.
For those new to adulthood, the health system can appear a large and confusing world. But is it really? We ask young people about their experiences.
Young people offer their advice on getting a sexual health check-up.
You’re out the door; next stop Bali or Thailand or Fiji! An exciting adventure is the only thing on your calendar and you’re ready for some sun & fun with your mates. You’re up for anything: partying, hook-ups, or maybe even getting a tattoo or piercing. You’ll see where the moment takes you.
With the swirl of excitement surrounding your upcoming trip, you may not be thinking much about the risks (even though your parents are). Something to consider is the potential risk of getting a sexually transmissible infection (STI) or blood-borne virus (BBV). Did you know that they are more common in many countries overseas than in Australia; and in many places, the number of people infected with HIV each year is higher too?
So how can you enjoy this time and keep yourself safe? Really, it’s all about knowing the risks that are out there and taking steps to protect yourself.
We prove sexual health check-ups are more common than you might think.
We ask for advice on having a good time overseas and not getting an STI.
We find out what the ways are that a person can get BBVs like Hep B, Hep C and HIV?
We find out what exactly is a BBV or Blood Born Virus?