We're not a clinical service, so we can’t provide advice on individual medical queries or specific medical practitioners. If you have any concerns about your health, it’s important that you see your GP to diagnose the problem and find out about available treatments.
We understand that it can be uncomfortable talking to your doctor, but you can help start the discussion by having some questions and a list of your symptoms written down. The info on our ‘Your Health’ pages and in our fact sheets can be helpful when you’re putting together some questions.
How to find a doctor
If you don’t have a doctor at the moment, try using the ‘Find a Doctor’ tool on this page.
It’s also often a good idea to ask your family, friends or workmates for a recommendation. And remember, it’s important to get a second opinion if you have any concerns about treatments.
GP or specialist?
A general practitioner (GP) is normally your first point of contact on anything medical. Your doctor can also help identify and refer you to an appropriate specialist. These include:
A doctor who specialises in the urinary tract in men and women, and the genital organs in men.
A doctor who specialises in problems of the endocrine system (hormones and body functions controlled by hormones).
Fertility specialists and IVF Clinics
Fertility specialists work with couples who are finding it difficult or aren’t able to have a baby together through sex. They’re usually associated with an assisted reproductive technology (ART) or IVF clinic.
Specialist reproductive centres providing assisted reproductive technology (ART) or IVF usually also offer long-term sperm storage facilities.
Mental health professionals
Managing mental health is an important part of any treatment. Trusted and qualified psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors can be found in most regions, including remote and regional areas. You can also see your GP about finding a mental health professional who’s right for you.
In an emergency, always call triple zero (000).
Self-diagnosing and self-medicating
Even though it can be difficult to visit the doctor, it’s a lot safer than self-diagnosing or self-medicating. We recommend that you don’t buy medicines online that haven’t been prescribed by your doctor. There’s no guarantee that the product will work or that it’s safe. All prescription medicines should be filled at an Australian pharmacy.
You should also be wary of ads that promise a better sex life without checking the qualifications and legitimacy of the company promoting the ads.
There’s never a need to sign contracts for long-term treatment of reproductive health problems (such as erectile dysfunction). These conditions can be managed by your local doctor or specialist.