Doctors protest closure of sexual health clinics amid syphilis outbreak

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Hundreds of doctors are protesting against the closure of two sexual health clinics in South Australia, warning the move will lead to a dramatic increase in unplanned pregnancies and STIs in the state.


The closures come amid a widening syphilis outbreak in the state — prompting GPs to increase their testing of at-risk groups.

The not-for-profit sexual and reproductive healthy agency SHINE SA announced earlier this month that its clinics in Davoren Park and Noarlunga, which service Adelaide’s most