One of the biggest factors that can occur due to poor sexual health is Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) and unplanned pregnancies.
You can find lots of good information on NHS Choices about keeping good sexual health. You can find information on –
Each of these sections has sub headings for you to find more information on the topic. By accessing this information you will be better prepared for keeping good sexual health.
Sexual transmitted infections can lead to infertility, poor health and in some cases death. It is important that you are aware of how to maintain good sexual health and the support you can receive to assist you with this.
The City Healthcare Partnership has developed some very clear and easy to understand information about STI’s and where to go for support. Select one of the links below to find out more about specific conditions –
If you have had sexual contact with someone without using a condom, you may be at risk of an STI. Not all STI’s have symptoms so if you think you may have been at risk it is important to get tested.
You can find out more about getting tested and visiting an STI clinic form the NHC Choices website.
Hull Testing Times drop in sessions in Hull offer a full sexual health screening including:
This service is available at the following times -
Tuesdays: 10am to 1pm
Wednesdays: 1pm to 4pm
Thursdays: 4pm to 7pm
Alternatively, If you are unable to attend a drop in session but would like to make an appointment, you can contact them by telephone on 01482 291 190
These sessions are available to all over the age of 16 years old.
Please note this service is for Hull residents only.
There are many different types of contraception available. Condoms are the only form of contraception that can protect you from both unplanned pregnancy and STI’s.
There are advantages and disadvantages to each type so it's important to choose one that best suits your relationship and lifestyle. Your GP will be able to advise you on the different types of contraception.
If you have had unprotected sex or your contraception method has failed, you can obtain emergency contraception (also known as the 'morning after pill') from your pharmacist.
If you want to find out more about pregnancy then the NHS Choices pregnancy guide is a good place to start. You can find information on –
The Goodwin Doula Project supports vulnerable or isolated women who would benefit from the extra support of a volunteer doula in their pregnancy, birth or postnatal period. We can support with antenatal and postnatal appointments, be a birth partner if you need us to and help with the emotional and practical aspects of adjusting to being a new parent.
The Breastfeeding Peer Support Service supports all women who want to breastfeed. This includes providing information in the antenatal period, helping soon after birth in the hospital and providing home visits, community groups and a helpline in the postnatal period, for as long as you need.
To refer yourself to either project either talk to your midwife or health visitor or contact the office on 01482 497 811.
You can contact the breastfeeding helpline on –
You can also visit our local groups and activities directory to find local support groups for pregnancy along with baby and toddler groups.
Us Mums is a fun and friendly exercise programme for pregnant women and new mums with babies across the city of Hull. Designed to help women keep fit, active and social during this unique life stage, the project is delivered by fully qualified Level 3 Pre- and Post-Natal trainers.
British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) provides advice and support on contraception, abortion and sexual health
Alternatively you can contact them via –
Hull has a dedicated service provided by the City Health Care Partnership, where you can access advice and information. You can also make an appointment to discuss your sexual health with a health professional.
The main base is located at–
4th floor The Wilberforce Health Centre
6-10 Story Street
Hull City Centre
Due to the wide range of services provided, no one will know why you are coming to the building if you are concerned about privacy.
Alternatively you can contact them via –
Below is a list of local and national organisations where you can get advice and support.
You can call the National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England on 03001 237 123 (Monday–Friday, 9am to 8pm)
Provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and Trans (transgender, transsexual, transvestite) people.
You can telephone the helpline on 03003 300 630, (10am to 11pm daily)
The Terrance Higgins Trust provides information, support and advice on HIV and sexual health.
Alternatively, you can telephone the helpline number on 08088 021 221 (10am to 8pm Monday to Friday)
The Family Planning Association provide help and advice so you can make positive choices about your own sexual health and wellbeing.
The Warren provides support for 16 - 25 year olds including general information on –
They also offer one two one counselling for young people.
Alternatively, you can contact them by telephone on 01482 218 115
In person -
47-49 Queens Dock Avenue
HU1 3DRLast reviewed: 22/08/2018