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Sexual Health

 

Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

 

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

 

 

    

Useful Resources:
 

Sex & Young People
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS


Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments


Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor


Netdoctor
Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.


FPA - The Sexual Health Charity
Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.

Playin' It Safe
Free and confidential advice on sex and relationships, facts about contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy and information on local services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chlamydia


Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple. Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.

 

Chlamydia testing is available in ALL sexual health venues as well as:

 

Telephone – ‘request a kit’ service can be accessed by those aged 16-24 – RING 01905 363909

 

Internet – ‘request a kit’ service can be accessed by those aged 16-24 – http://www.freetest.me/

 

Useful Links


NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia
Information, videos and advice from the NHS website

Chlamydia
This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.

 

www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk

Chlamydia Screening Website

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