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Patient Guides

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).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could 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.

Sex & Young People

Here you will find a comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Info on sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) – Issues, symptoms & treatments.

Contraception -NHS

Clicking on the button below will show info on Contraception including why, when and how it should be used.

Sexual Health FAQs

This is a very handy online patient guide with some of the most common questions answered by a qualified doctor.


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

Family Planning Association

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

Hormonal Contraception

This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.


This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.