Sexual health

Sexual health clinics and support

There is information on sexual health for adults and children, under Sexual Health (Adults) and Sexual Health (Children). This includes information on

  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing
  • Chlamydia testing
    These pages incudes the options of how you can access services to be tested locally and also includes details of free postal chlamydia screening for under 25s. This section also covers sexual assault and emergency HIV protection.

Other important areas on sexual health include:

We offer cervical screening in our surgery see under clinics. There is also supportive information to help with having a smear under Support with cervical screening including a national helpline.

Contraception is well covered under Women’s Health (applying to all ages) including urgent local support for emergency contraception and the increasingly popular long-acting reversible contraception.

We offer general support for contraception. Any specific support offered by the practice is covered under clinics.

Confidentiality for teenagers is covered for various ages so all teenagers feel they are supported. This covers the issues of confidentiality around sexual health and contraception.

If you’re pregnant but not sure you want to continue with the pregnancy, you can find out about your options and also how to self-refer directly to local services. The is all explained under the self-referral section of Women’s Health “What information is available on unplanned pregnancy and what support is there?”

Quality care checklist and the safety of combined hormonal contraception

Quality care checklists are a form with a series of health questions and answers but unlike many forms, checklists are not submitted back to the practice when you complete them. They are for your own use to help you develop a better understanding.

This questionnaire is intended for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice and treatment of a clinician (e.g., doctor) but can indicate when you should have a discussion with a clinician (e.g., doctor), about a possible risk.

Videos and podcasts

Many people prefer to see a video or listen to a podcast as it offers a different way to understand health information. On the videos and podcasts page there are links to some relevant videos and podcasts covering various topics relating to sexual health (see under female health).

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