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Know your rights and responsibilities: sexual health

We all have rights and responsibilities and want safe, respectful, and healthy relationships. We all have the right to decide when, where, in what situation, and with whom we would like to be sexual. If you think you are ready to start having a sexual relationship with someone, it is important to look after your sexual health and be aware of the consent laws in Australia. It is important to remember any sexual activity without consent is against the law in Australia.

If you are sexually active, it’s important you visit a doctor regularly to have sexual health checks and you can ask your doctor about your sexual and reproductive health and rights issues. Read this factsheet to learn more.