Shame. We've all experienced it at some time in our life, yet that five-letter word is often responsible for preventing our mob seeking help.
Take sex as an example. When something is not right, you might feel shame talking to your doctor about it. Sexual health is important, esepcially if you want to have babies or avoid a nasty infection.
“There’s no need to feel shame going to a sexual health clinic," says Sue Cordell, a clinic coordinator at Family Planning Queensland.
"Everybody who works at the clinic, the doctors and nurses are very experienced talking to people about their sexual health and we’re here to support and listen to you not to judge you,” assures Sue.
“Anything you tell us is confidential...besides, knowledge is power."
If you are sexually active, and haven't had a check up in a while make an appointment today with your GP or nearest sexual health clinic.
To find a Family Planning Queensland clinc near you, click here. Or get advice from the 2 Spirits program at the Queensland AIDS Council.