Sexual Health and Contraception advice sessions are held regularly at the Medical Centre. Please request an appointment if you require screening, treatment, or contraception.
So, if you are worried about sexual health or have any queries it is advisable to visit the Medical Centre or your own Doctor.
If you require a Cervical Smear please book an appointment at the Medical Centre.
Sexual health includes:
The NHS also provides a full range of information related to sexual health and details can be found on their web page:
Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Because it is increasing at an alarming rate, screening for Chlamydia is now widely available. You are at risk of having the infection if you are sexually active, even if you have just had one partner. Please click on the following link for further information about Chlamydia.
Condoms can be provided at the Medical Centre reception on request – no appointment needed.
Freedoms Online: Buy condoms online at NHS prices.
You need to make an appointment with the Contraception Services nurse or Doctor without delay. If you have had sex without using contraception or your contraception might have failed (unprotected sex) you should use emergency contraception. Emergency Contraception is most effective within the first 24 hours (95%) however, after 72 hours the effectiveness is reduced to 58%.
Located at the Royal Preston Hospital. For women, men and children who have experienced sexual assault or rape. Telephone 01772 523344 or your local police station.