Sexual & Gender Diversity

SHINE SA welcomes people who are intersex, gender diverse and of all sexualities.

It’s important to us that we actively ensure our services are safe and inclusive for everyone. We provide general comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services as well as more LGBTIQA+ focused programs such as our inclusion training for professionals. We want you to receive a respectful and inclusive service whether you access our clinical service, see a counsellor, engage in professional education or contact our Sexual Healthline.

Our Support for Sexual and Gender Diversity

SHINE SA Services

Our clinical teams at SHINE SA include doctors, registered nurses/midwives and counsellors.

For sexual and reproductive health services, you can make an appointment or drop into a clinic. Counselling services are available for individuals, couples and families including support around gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Telephone appointments can be requested.

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LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Training/Workforce Development

SHINE SA provides dedicated training for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.

In addition to our dedicated inclusion training many of our sexual and reproductive health courses include components of LGBTIQA+ inclusion.

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Gender Diversity Support

Gender Connect Country SA

SHINE SA’s Gender Connect Country SA is a free service for people living in country SA. The service  provides confidential support from peer workers with lived experience of gender diversity.

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Further Support

Support Services

There is a range of different support groups and services run by other organisations. They are open to people of different ages, sexualities and gender identities. Some are simply social, while others may include health promotion.

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Useful Links and Resources

Links to some of SHINE SA’s favourite websites and resources covering sexual diversity, gender diversity and intersex.

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SHINE SA advocates on different levels for equal rights and opportunities for people of diverse sexualities and gender identities, and works in partnership with relevant community groups and agencies.

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