Doing ‘IT’

Going to the doctor.

October 14, 2019

Young people often ask questions around seeking sexual health information and having their privacy protected. Nurse Educator Sam Read talks about what it takes for a young person to get themselves to the doctor. What age can someone see a doctor on their own? Does a parent have to know if a young person has been prescribed contraception? What even is medicare and the My Health record? 

Family Planning Victoria is one of the sexual health clinics available in Melbourne. There are other services specifically for sexual health in Melbourne and in capital cities as well as General Practitioners. 

Recources:

Links for Medicare transfer forms. Information about my health record.

The Better Health Channel and Headspace have great information about young people and going to the doctor.

Vic Youth Law has legal information about sex and the law.

For more information about us go to fpv.org.au.