Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Our local Sexual Health clinic is situated on Penglais hill just below Padarn Surgery, there is a separate car park.  It operates by drop in on Mondays & Wednesdays (12-7pm) and pre-bookable appointments and/or advice available on 01267 248 674.  (Pre-bookable clinics are for smears & psychosexual counselling 9.30am-12.30pm on Tuesdays and Integrated sexual health 10am-4pm on Thursdays.)  

STI's - some STIs, like chlamydia, you can be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.  If you need comprehensive screening please contact our local Sexual Health as above.

Home self testing kit for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea - go to www.friskywales.org or www.cymruchwareus.org

Contraception - We hold a contraception clinic at Ystwyth Medical Group on a Monday evening, 5pm-5:30pm. We do offer fittings for coil/implants, if you require this service please ring the Surgery on 01970 613500 so you can be referred and added to the waiting list. If you wish to book an appointment for an emergency coil please use the central office number below; you may have to travel across Hywel Dda to access some specialist services.

 

Central Office Telephone Number : 01267 248 674

Useful Resources:

Sex & Young People
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

Netdoctor
Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity
Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.

Transgender Services

Staff and volunteers of Mindline Somerset & Mindline Bristol (established providers of mental health helplines) have launched a specific Transgender helpline for the whole of the UK.

The service operates on Mondays and Fridays of each week from 8pm until midnight by Trans+ volunteers and allies. Mindline Trans+ offers emotional support to people who are Trans+, A Gender, Gender Fluid and Non-binary and anyone wanting to talk about their gender identity. The helpline is also there to offer support and information to family and friends.

Telephone: 0117 980 0381     Email:  mindline@bristolmind.org.uk

Or visit the website: http://bristolmind.org.uk/



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