Sexual Health and Family Planning

 


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NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service that puts you in control of your healthcare.

The website helps you make choices about your health, from decisions about your lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking and exercise, to finding and using NHS services in England.

NHS Choices includes around 20,000 regularly updated articles. There are also hundreds of thousands of entries in more than 50 directories that you can use to find and choose health services in England.

It draws together the knowledge and expertise of:

Since the integration of the online arm of NHS Direct in October 2008, NHS Choices has provided a single public website for health and the NHS in England.

Advice on Contraception and Sexual Health

How to get help with your sexual health

There are lots of services that can help with your sexual health. This includes help and advice about:

  • contraception
  • sexually transmitted infections
  • if you’re planning to become pregnant
  • if you are pregnant and are not sure you want to have a baby
  • if you want to find out more about abortion
  • if you’re having problems with your sex life
  • if you have been sexually assaulted.

You can contact:

  • General practices.
  • Specialist contraception clinics.
  • Sexual health clinics.
  • Sexually transmitted infection testing clinics (genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics).
  • Pharmacies.
  • Specialist sexual assault centres.

Sexual health clinics are clinics that provide contraception and infection testing services.

Who can use these services?

Anyone can use these services, regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, religion, whether you are male, female, straight, gay or bisexual. Some services hold sessions for men, women, young people, gay men and lesbians.

Are these services confidential?

Yes, all these services are confidential. This means that your personal information, any information about your visit and the tests and treatments that you’ve had will not be shared with anyone outside that service without your permission. Even if you are under 16 you have the same right to confidentiality as anyone else. Don’t be afraid to ask if you are not sure who will see your information.

Health professionals may need to involve other services if they believe you, or another person, to be at significant risk of harm (such as physical or sexual abuse). They will discuss this with you first. 

   
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