Sexual Health Advice
At YES we can give you the time, space and privacy to talk to us. No question is too small or stupid, and nothing you can say will shock or embarrasses us. We can discuss relationships with you, peer pressure, whether you feel ready, the pro’s and con’s, the risks and the law. It’s ok to say NO, and we can help inform and empower you to make the right decision for you. We can also refer you for any extra help and support you may need.
Come and sign up to a C-Card. This is a nation-wide scheme to give young people under 25 access to sexual health services and free contraception. This includes condoms, pregnancy & Chlamydia tests, access to emergency contraception and information and advice.
If you think you may be pregnant, drop in to the agency and take a pregnancy test carried out by our trained sexual health advisors. After the result, we can support you and provide information on any other services you may need.
Every Thursday between 3 – 5pm a nurse who specialises in sexual health is available at YES. She can discuss any sexual health concerns with you and prescribe contraception.
One in 10 young people have Chlamydia, so it’s wise to get yourself tested regularly and every time you have a new partner. The test is a simple self test, girls take a swab from themselves and for boys it’s a simple urine test. Your results are sent directly from the laboratory to an address, telephone or mobile number of your choice to ensure confidentiality. Should your results be positive, you will receive information on where to pick up your treatment in the form of a tablet.
Facts about Chlamydia
Untreated Chlamydia is the cause of more than half of all cases of pelvic inflammatory disease. Chlamydia also substantially increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy and infertility. Chlamydia infection can also affect sperm function and cause male infertility too.
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