Your Best Defence: Keeping an eye on STIs

STIs booklet-COVER [stis booklet cover.png]Your Best Defence: Keeping an eye on STIs is Family Planning NSWs premier resource about sexually transmissible infections (STIs) for young people.

Brightly styled with an easy to navigate format, this resource was written and designed in consultation with young audiences to help ensure it delivers the most relevant and valuable information.

Your Best Defence has 32 pages full of tailored content for young people including an overview of STIs, methods of STI prevention, what’s involved in a sexual health check and where to go to get tested.

The methods of STI prevention covered include:

  • male (external) condoms
  • female (internal) condoms
  • dams

plus much more information!

Readers will find information about nine of the most prevalent STIs within Australia and youth specific information about each STI including:

  • How is it passed on
  • Symptoms
  • How is it tested
  • How is it treated
  • How to prevent getting it

Your Best Defence also addresses the important issues of access to safe sex products and contraception, as well as confidentiality and the often tricky topic of sex and healthy relationships.

If you work with, or in a place frequented by, young people, you will find Your Best Defence is a valuable resource to have at the ready. It is useful for:

  • youth workers
  • sexual health workers
  • high school PDHPE teachers
  • Health Promotion workers
  • doctors and nurses  
  • counsellors
  • client waiting areas

The booklet is DL size. Suitable for: NSW, Australia.

Download as PDF    Order this brochure     Order the Reproductive and Sexual Health Handbook 3rd Edition

Other resources which may interest you include:

Me Myself and I: Puberty Information for Everybody

Safe Sex Packs for Young People

You + Me = Us: All About Relationships

For more information about resources and services for young people, please contact:

Health Promotion

Phone: 1300 372 372


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