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 –
- sex facts
- advice and support
- genital health
- sexually transmitted infections
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.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)
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.
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:
- a rapid (1 minute) test for HIV and Syphilis.
- Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screening (self-taken Vaginal swab or Urine sample).
- Pregnancy testing (Urine sample).
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.
Conifer sexual health healthcare service
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 –
- telephone 01482 247 111
- text CONIFER to 61825 (normal network rates apply)
Relationship and Sex
Mencap has information and advice to support people with learning disabilities on relationships and sex
Further advice and support
Below is a list of local and national organisations where you can get advice and support.
Public Health Sexual Health helpline
You can call the National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England on 03001 237 123 (Monday–Friday, 9am to 8pm)
The LGBT Helpline
THE LGBT helpline provides an information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and Trans (transgender, transsexual, transvestite) people.
Alternatively, you can telephone the helpline on 03003 300 630, (10am to 11pm daily)
British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)
British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) provides advice and support on contraception, abortion and sexual health
Alternatively, you can contact them via –
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- telephone: 03457 304 030 (open 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
Terrance Higgins Trust
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)
Family Planning Association
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 –
- sexual health
- referral to other services
- pregnancy tests
- free condoms
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