Welcome to our Sexual Health Week promotion Page
September the 16th to the 22nd is Sexual Health week and this year it's all about inclusion and working to ensure every individual has an opportunity to experience positive sexual health, whether you choose to be sexually active or not!
How to reach us;
We would like to encourage people to use Sexual Health services in the same way as any other services, without fear of stigma or worry, and simply as a means of maintaining health and well-being.
To this end the service has a number of routes to maintain good sexual health. These include;
The C-card scheme which encourages young people to look after their sexual health by offering advice, support and signposting through young peoples services. Condoms are also available for young people through this scheme and are distributed, where appropriate.
The condom distribution scheme focusses mainly on GP’s, pharmacies and other settings to encourage condom use in adult populations to reduce the spread and risk of Sexually Transmitted Infections
The Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) Scheme through participating pharmacies to ensure cost is not a barrier to individuals accessing EHC. The scheme is open to any individual over the age of 13, although due care and attention is paid to safeguarding and wellbeing for all young people under 16, accessing the scheme.
Our text service to receive a postal Chlamydia Screening kit. People just need to Text TESTME plus name and address to 80010 to receive sample kit which can be returned via freepost and the sample provided is tested for both Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
Broad Street Clinic is our main site, but we also have clinics running weekly in both Todmorden and Brighouse. Clinics have dedicated slots for those under 19, and a mix of walk-in / drop-in clinics and appointment only times. See our opening times page for further details
Within Clinic we have a "Test & Go" option which is available for people who have no specific reason to believe they have an STI, but just want a check-up for peace of mind. The test involves a blood test, plus a urine / swab for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
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