“SEXtember” is an informal annual campaign to encourage the discussion of sexual and reproductive health throughout the month of September.

This SEXtember, Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH), together with 1800 My Options, organised SEXtember forum 2021: “Community, COVID & Choice – Supporting Migrant’s Access to Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare”. We were joined by the speakers from renowned organisations including Thorne Harbour Health, 1800 My Options, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and Resourcing Health and Education (RhED).

The forum explored the challenges around access to sexual healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic for people from migrant backgrounds. Some common resources shared during the forum included:

Sexual health trends for migrant women

Accessing HIV care and Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) without Medicare

Impact of COVID-19 on migrant sex workers

Abortion and contraception access during COVID-19

For more information about how to catch-up with your STI testing appointments, please visit our CATCH-UP CARE Campaign.

For more information about STIs, contraception, abortion, menstrual health and safe sex in your own language, please visit Health Translations.