Sexual Health Service for Young People
Specialist one-stop-shop clinics for young people under the age of 20.
During our young people's clinic times, specialist nurses can provide contraception, STI testing and advice, sign you up for the C-card and answer any questions you may have around sexual health or relationships
- Heart of Hounslow, 92 Bath Road TW3 3EL, Fridays from 2pm to 4pm
- Feltham Centre for Health, TW13 4GU, Wednesdays from 4pm to 6pm
Emergency contraception can help avoid a pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse (without using contraception) or contraceptive failure (condom has split, missing your pill, etc). There are two types of emergency contraception:
- Emergency Hormonal Contraception is also known as the ‘morning after pill’ when taken within 72 hours can help prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed. You can get free emergency hormonal contraception from a sexual health clinic or from your nearest pharmacies
- IUD- Intrauterine device or coil is available at Sexual Health Hounslow clinics
Come Correct- Free condoms for undre-25
If you are under 24 years, the C-card scheme enables you to collect free condoms at a number of locations in Hounslow and across London. Register for the C-Card in Hounslow to get free condoms, advice and guidance on safer sexual practices. List of C-card service providers. For more information www.comecorrect.org.uk
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, with sexually active young people at highest risk. You don't need to have had lots of sexual partners to be at risk. Chlamydia often has no symptoms and can have serious health consequences (eg chronic abdominal pain and long term problems including infertility) in both men and women. If you are sexually active and under 24, you should be tested for chlamydia at least every year and every time you have a new partner even if it is under a year since you last tested. You can get tested at the sexual health clinic, or at your GP practice. You can also test yourself at home by ordering the Chlamydia screening kit from Checkurself www.checkurself.org.uk or collect the kit from your nearest pharmacy.
London has the highest rates of sexually transmitted infections in England, with 33,863 Londoners diagnosed with HIV. Across the UK it’s estimated there are nearly 26,000 people with HIV who do not know they have it. The only way to find out if you have HIV is to have an HIV test. This involves testing a sample of your blood or saliva for signs of the infection. You can get tested at a sexual health clinic
Young People’s Sexual Health Outreach service provided by Brook
Brook provide C-Cards service and training, 1-1 sexual health early intervention sessions and relationships & sex education (RSE) in school, community and alternative education settings
Brook is offering free Relationships and Sex Education workshops for young people under 25 in Hounslow from a range of topics including; STIs and contraception, Online Safety and sexting, consent and the law, healthy relationships and LGBT+ Diversity.
Availability is limited so if you would like to work with Brook please visit the Outreach and Educational Services for Hounslow page or contact the Education & Wellbeing Coordinator, Lauren Chalkley at email@example.com
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