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.

 

Sexual Health and Contraception Service

A free and confidential service providing sexual health screening and testing (including chlamydia screening and HIV testing) and advice on reversible contraception including emergency contraception (the ‘morning after pill’), health promotion and condom provision. Walk-in clinics and pre-booked appointments are available at 3 locations.

Please note, this service is not appropriate for requests for repeat prescriptions of the contraceptive pill, erectile dysfunction or cervical smear tests (except for HIV positive women and those with exceptional vulnerability).

Click: www.brightonsexualhealth.com

Call: 01273 242091

 

Brighton Station Health Centre Walk-in Sexual Health clinic

Walk-in and pre-bookable appointments available.

Please note, this service is not appropriate for Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV, long-acting contraceptives such as the coil, long-term management of conditions such as HIV, liquid nitrogen treatment for warts, or cervical smear tests.

Call: 0333 321 0946

 

Drop-in Sex, Worries and You Clinic (for under 24 year olds)

Drop-in clinics for young people under 24 years old residing in the City are offered throughout the week at different GP practices. At Mile Oak Medical Centre these are available on Monday afternoons. Please ask at reception. For more details about other clinic times around the area see these practice websites:

www.portsladehealthcentre.co.uk/clinics-and-services

www.parkcrescenthealthcentre.nhs.uk

www.stpetersmedicalcentre.co.uk

www.chartermedicalcentre.co.uk/clinics-and-services

 

Useful Links

Sex & Young People

STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections)

Sexual Health Facts

Netdoctor - Sex & Relationships