sexual health

Sexual Health

To live a healthy lifestyle we should feel good mentally, emotionally and physically. Good sexual health means that we avoid infections, illnesses and take responsibility to ensure that we protect others, and ourselves both physically and emotionally.

Sexual health is an integral and important part of our overall health. provides information and signposting to services relating to sexual health. On this page you will also find useful links and resources, local sexual health services, a symptom checker and useful videos around sexual health in order to help you find what you are looking for.

For information from the National Health Service (NHS) on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living please click here.

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Sexual Health in Sunderland

Sexual Health in Sunderland

Sexual heath usually means advice and help with things like: •    Contraception •    Sexually Transmitted infections •    Pregnancy testing But it can also include talking about things like termination of pregnancy (abortion), issues to do with the menopause or erectile dysfunction. Many people choose to access these services in their Doctors surgery.  However not all Doctors offer all of these and some people prefer to visit another service for reasons of confidentiality. People aged between 15- 24 can also have free and confidential testing kits for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea posted out to them by visiting: Both GUM (testing and treatment for sexual infection) and Family Planning (contraception and advice) are available in Sunderland form:  Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP You can make an appointment to attend by calling: GUM: 0191 5699021 Family Planning: 0191 569 9966 For clinics, a range of support services and information in Sunderland visit NHS Choices

Live Life Well Sunderland

Find out about STIs, Chlamydia, good sex and talking about sex.  Live Life Well offer advice, information on the risks of unsafe sex and can help organise STI testing.

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