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Sexual Health & Contraception Services

Call the University Medical Centre on 01772 892598 for appointments.

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:

  • Feeling good about ourselves and expressing ourselves in the way that we choose
  • Knowing how our bodies work
  • Being able to have safer sex that is pleasurable, free from guilt and safe from unwanted pregnancy, disease and the abuse of power
  • Being able to choose not to have sex
  • Feeling able to communicate your thoughts, wishes and desires and to make well-informed decisions

GUM Clinics

Genito-urinary Medicine provides a FREE confidential service for the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of infections or diseases that can affect the genito-urinary systems. This includes sexually transmitted diseases and HIV counselling and testing.

The NHS also provides a full range of information related to sexual health and details can be found on their web page:

The National Chlamydia Screening Programme - Easy to Catch...

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.

Contraception

Condoms can be provided at the Medical Centre reception on request – no appointment needed.

Freedoms Online: Buy condoms online at NHS prices.

Emergency Contraception or ‘Morning After Pill’

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%.

Preston Safe Centre

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.

Other External Links and Information

Brook Advisory Service

NHS

Family Planning Association