Sexual Health

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contraception

 

There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.

 

                                      Types of Contraception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               Where Do You Get Contraception?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Resources

 

NetDoctor

A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

 

Contraception - NHS Choices

Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

 

Hormonal Contraception

This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

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Dial 111

For Medical Emergencies

Easthope Road

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6BL

Tel: 01694 722127

 

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