Children/Young People’s Health

Sexual Health (Children)

Some links on this page have been colour coded to make it easier to find the information you need:

Quick Read
Clinical level



From the NHS and Patient info
Understanding how to easily access a sexual health clinic without needing to see your GP and what they offer


From Sexual Health Buckinghamshire
Overview of all services Buckinghamshire Sexual Health and Wellbeing
Urgent support

Non-urgent services

Booking appointments


Patients living in Berkshire who are under a Buckinghamshire GP may find it is more convenient to use Berkshire services which are included below. Further support includes:

Local support for emergency contraception

From Sexual Health Buckinghamshire
Explains emergency contraception and all the options, including a list of the community pharmacists who prescribe emergency hormonal contraception.
Emergency contraception Emergency Contraception | Sexual Health Bucks

“Community Pharmacies provide Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) in Buckinghamshire  – free for all women aged 13+. Please note for Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) you MUST call the pharmacy prior to attending to confirm the appropriate pharmacist is on duty.”

General information

Further explanation from the NHS on emergency contraception
Emergency contraception Emergency contraception – NHS
This includes

For Berkshire patients all options

From Safe Sex Berkshire
See on page box labelled ” Emergency contraception”, this links to a list of community pharmacists who can prescribe emergency hormonal contraception (free for a certain age group) and links to the local sexual health clinics  Home – Safe Sex Berkshire

For Buckinghamshire patients

From Sexual Health Buckinghamshire

  • Contraception (all forms including implants and IUDS)
    “Remember, for all forms of contraception you can self-refer to your local bSHaW Sexual Health Clinic or call to book an appointment. There is no need to see your GP first.”
    Contraception (includes where your closest clinic is) Contraception | Sexual Health Bucks
  • Free condoms
    There are various schemes for different ages which offer a free and confidential service to obtain free condoms. How Can I Get Free Condoms | Sexual Health Bucks
  • Repeat hormonal contraception
    Order repeat Oral Contraception Prescriptions (only available if you have accessed the oral contraceptive pill from Bucks Sexual Health Service within the last year.) Repeat Oral Contraception Prescriptions | Sexual Health Bucks

contraception information

For information on contraception to help you consider your options see the “Contraception information” section under


From Safe Sex Berkshire

From Sexual Health Buckinghamshire
Under 18s sexual health service Healthy Relationships | Sexual Health Bucks


From Sexual Health Buckinghamshire
If you are pregnant and need advice and options
Unplanned pregnancy advice Unplanned pregnancy | Sexual Health Bucks


For an unplanned pregnancy, information to help you consider your options can be found in the “local self-referral” section under


From Safe Sex Berkshire

Search for sexual health services

From Brook
You can search using the Brook “Find a service” search engine (you just need to tick under nearest services “NHS” after you have completed your search as the Brook centres will likely to be too far away). You are able to get the nearest NHS sexual health service to you even though you still need to book an appointment over the phone or online.

From the NHS
Enter your postcode to find a service near you

From the NHS
Find chlamydia – free online tests for u-25s services Find chlamydia – free online tests for u-25s services – NHS


sexual health helpline

From the NHS
“The national sexual health helpline 0300 123 7123”
Where can I get sexual health advice, now? Where can I get sexual health advice, now? – NHS

general support

From Childline
For general help and support you can contact Childline Get Support | Childline

Other helplines

Further helplines see:


As Brook suggest
“In the eyes of the law, someone under the age of 13 is not seen as old enough to consent to sex. Any sexual activity with someone under 13 is illegal and viewed as rape, sexual abuse or assault. You may be in a relationship and thinking about taking things further. Before you do, you might want to talk to someone you trust about this and whether it is really what you want.” I’m 15, can I have sex? – Brook

As Brook suggest
If you want to talk to someone you don’t know, Childline is a great place to start. You can access lots of advice and information anonymously and speak with their counsellors on the phone or online for free. Consent and sex I’m 15, can I have sex? – Brook

From Childline
“You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you.” Get Support | Childline

National Chlamydia Screening Programme

As GOV UK suggest
“Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in England. The prevalence of infection is highest in young sexually active women (15 to 24 year olds).Chlamydia often has no symptoms but, if left untreated, can have serious health complications in women including pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy and tubal factor infertility. The primary aim of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme is to reduce the health harm caused by untreated chlamydia infection.”
NCSP: programme overview. The Gov UK website. Retrieved 14th February 2024
NCSP: programme overview – GOV.UK

From the NHS
The article suggests when you should get tested for chlamydia. This includes when a person under 25 should consider more regular testing. Chlamydia – Diagnosis – NHS

How to get a chlamydia test

How to get a chlamydia test is explained in the local self referral section on this page. This includes how in certain situations you can order a Home STI Test kit, rather than needing to attend a clinic.

General information


The NHS has a whole section on Sexual Health

From the NHS
Sexual Health Sexual health – NHS

Services and advice now

From Brook (Health lives for young people)
This is an excellent supportive web site with information on all aspects of sexual health.
A good place to get an overview of their information is:
Ask Brook: A guide to sexual health and wellbeing. Help & Advice – Brook

A good place to start when you are thinking about sexual health is the section on Sex and Consent. This covers the legal considerations for different age groups and how you can get telephone or online general advice and support if that would be helpful which is FREE anonymous and non-judgemental.

From Sexual Health Buckinghamshire
This is the website of the sexual health service in Buckinghamshire

From Patient info
Sexual health (includes sexually transmitted infection and contraception as well) Sexual Health | STIs and Contraception | Patient


For information on contraception to help you consider your options see the “Contraception information” section under

Safeguarding Children

If you are concerned about a child locally, you can report any safeguarding concerns, see under

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