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Health for teens (sexual health)

For information about looking after your sexual health, please see the health for teens website. Health for Teens introduces a new and different way for young people aged 11-19 to learn about their health. This site is for information only, services are available locally for…

I want to access sexual health services in Staffordshire

People in Staffordshire can access information about sexual health, services to test and treat sexually transmitted infections, and receive a variety of different types of contraception from a number of different sources. Information and opening times for STI test and treat and contraceptive services Newcastle…

I want to access sexual health services outside of Staffordshire?

If you prefer not to attend a local clinic there is an agreement in place which allows you to attend any sexual health clinic in England free of charge. You do not need to give them your personal details but they may ask you for the…

The Mix - Sexual health and wellbeing support for under 25's

Looking for information about safer sex.  The Mix has the facts. Whether you’re 13, 25, or any age in between, we’re here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts you have. We give you the information and support you need to…

*I want to protect myself against sexual transmitted infections (STIs)

Sexually transmitted infections are on the increase across England. In 2018 the number of sexually transmitted infections rose for the first time in three years in Staffordshire. The scary ones are back. There was a 26% increase in Gonorrhoea diagnosis in England between 2017 and…

Do I have a sexually transmitted infection (STI)?

STIs do not always have symptoms but can have consequences if they are not treated. If you think you might be at risk of having an STI then you can be tested easily at one of Staffordshire’s sexual health clinics. If your test returns positive…

Health and wellness

If you want to find advice, help and support to improve your health and wellbeing, try searching here on Staffordshire Connects. There are a range of family, children and young people services or groups in Staffordshire. Just click on the menu below to find out more. 

I’ve been pushed into having sex - what should I do?

Confidential and sensitive help is available. Please call the National Sexual Health Helpline free on 0300 123 7123 Alternatively, contact the police on 101, tell your GP, or visit one of our sexual health clinics who can advise on what your options are. You may…

I’m pregnant but I didn’t plan it?

If you had unprotected sex, missed or used failed contraception, and have not used emergency contraception, then you could be pregnant. If you think you might be pregnant then pregnancy tests can be purchased from pharmacies, supermarkets, and many local convenience stores. Tests are easy…

I want to avoid getting pregnant

There is a wide range of contraception available that can protect against unwanted pregnancy. It is worth looking at all the contraception options as each comes with different benefits and you may find one type of contraception suits you better than others. Reversible contraception Reversible…
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