Play Safe Website Launch
16 Apr 2014
As part of Youth Week 2014, NSW Health celebrated the launch of its new website, Play Safe. Play Safe is a one-stop shop for young people wanting to know about safe sex.
The site was developed in consultation with the NSW Youth Advisory Council, and the easy-to-navigate lay-out and funky design make it especially youth friendly. Play Safe provides young people with all the information they need about safe sex, getting tested and Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI’s) in the one place.
This new website is especially important because young people feel the impact of STI’s more than any other population group. People aged 15-24 years have the highest rates of STI notifications in NSW, with over 11,000 notifications for Chlamydia in this age-group in 2013.
Dr Catriona Ooi, Medical Director of the Western Sydney Sexual Health Centre, said when it comes to STIs it’s important that young people know what safe sex means. “This includes both using condoms correctly and knowing when & where to get tested. Taking responsibility for your health including your sexual health is a really great thing and Play Safe helps young people to do this”.
Play Safe features an anonymous Q&A service hosted by Nurse Nettie, FAQ’s about young people’s sexual health, a list of events taking place for National Youth Week and a service that locates a user’s nearest testing facility.
To find out more visit www.playsafe.health.nsw.gov.au