Newcastle Medical Centre

Sexual Health

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

For instance some STIs, you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This could be chlamydia.  This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

You can contact the Practice for more information on sexual health or arrange an appointment with a clinical member of staff.

Useful Resources:

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

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

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.

There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.

Useful Resources:

A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

Contraception - NHS
Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms.  Testing and treatment are simple.

Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.

Useful Links

NHS - focus on Chlamydia Information, videos and advice from the NHS website

There is a local sexual health clinic in Newcastle
Newcroft Centre
Newcroft House
Market Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: 0191 229 2999

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