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Sexual Health

Introduction

Sexual health is not just about using contraception or avoiding sexually transmitted infection. It is about enjoying the sexual activity that is right for you without causing yourself or others physical or mental harm.

For some people this means a choice not to have sex at all. Whether or not you choose to be sexually active is for you to decide. Just because your friends say they are having sex does not mean that you have to be doing it. Have the sex you want when you are ready for it.

For people who are sexually active there are some things you can do to protect your sexual health. The links below will give you straight forward, no nonsense advice and information on keeping sexually healthy. This information does not pretend to give you all the information you are ever likely to need. If you are worried or unsure about anything always seek the advice of a suitable health professional. A list of local sexual health professionals and services is included in this section.

How to avoid getting pregnant

The different methods of contraception:

Help! What to do in an emergency:

What to do if you think you're pregnant:

Abortion:

How to avoid getting a sexually transmitted infection

The most common infections:

See also NHS Choices Sex and Young People 

Am I gay? Sexual orientation

http://www.avert.org/homosexu.htm"target=_blank

Testicular cancer

Information on testicular problems with links to other male health topics:
http://www.malehealth.co.uk/userpage1.cfm?item_id=135 (opens new window)

Sex and the law

http://www.brook.org.uk/content/M1_sexandthelaw.asp (opens new window)
http://www.avert.org/teensex.htm (opens new window)

Sexual assault

Telephone help lines for sexual assault:

http://www.samaritans.org.uk (opens new window)
Local Samaritans Helpline 01437 766699
National Helpline 08457 909090

Hyperlink cannot be resolved(victim) Victim Supportline 0845 3030900

http://www.survivorsuk.org/ (opens new window)
Survivors of male rape helpline 0845 1221201

Sexual health services in Pembrokeshire

Contraceptive treatment can be obtained from any general practitioner. In addition, family planning clinics are held across the county. To find your nearest clinic, or to make an appointment call 01437 773883. Emergency contraception (also incorrectly know as the morning after pill) is available free from many community pharmacies across Pembrokeshire.

Sexually transmitted infections can be treated at specialist Genito Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinics.  To find out more or to make an appointment call 01437 773883.

ALL CLINICS ARE BY APPOINTMENT EXCEPT DROP IN CONTRACEPTION

Our clinics are free and confidential and offer a wide range of services including:

Contraception and Sexual Health

  • Basic contraception including pills, injections and condoms
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Referrals for termination of pregnancy

Cervical Screening

  • Smear test clinic for women aged over 20

Specialist Contraception

  • Pre-coil consultations
  • Coil Fitting and checks
  • Pre-implant consultations
  • Implant Fitting
  • Premenstrual problems
  • General gynaecological problems

Genito Urinary Medicine

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections
  • Advice and information on all sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV testing and counselling

 
FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS RING 01437 773883 BETWEEN 10am and 4pm

ALL CLINICS ARE BY APPOINTMENT EXCEPT DROP IN CONTRACEPTION


HAVERFORDWEST

Withybush General Hospital - by appointment only

Tuesday
Genito Urinary Medicine 5.30 - 7.30pm

Wednesday
Genito Urinary Medicine 2.00 - 4.00pm

Friday
Genito Urinary Medicine 1.30 - 3.30pm


Winch Lane Health Care Centre

Monday
Cervical Screening 10.30 - 12.00 noon
Contraception (Appointment & Drop In) 1.30 - 4.00 pm

Wednesday
Drop in Contraception 5.00 - 7.30 pm 1st,3rd and 5th Weds

CONDOMS AND EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION ARE AVAILABLE
AT ANY CLINIC - NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED


TENBY

Tenby Cottage Hospital

Wednesday
Drop in Contraception 9.30am - 11.30am

CONDOMS AND EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION ARE AVAILABLE
AT ANY CLINIC - NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED
FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS RING 01437 773883 BETWEEN 10am and 4pm


PEMBROKE DOCK

South Pembs Hospital - by appointment only

Wednesday
Genito Urinary Medicine 9.30 - 11.30 am


Pembroke Dock Clinic

Thursday
Specialist Contraception (appointment & drop in) 9.30pm -12.00 pm
Drop in Contraception 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Cervical Screening 1.30pm - 3.30pm

CONDOMS AND EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION ARE AVAILABLE
AT ANY CLINIC - NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED


MILFORD HAVEN

Yorke Street Health Care Centre

Wednesday
Contraception 5.00 - 6.30pm 4th Weds

CONDOMS AND EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION ARE AVAILABLE
AT ANY CLINIC - NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED


EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION

THE EMERGENCY PILL
Must be taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex but the sooner it is taken the more effective it is

Available free from:
Any Community Contraception and Sexual Health Clinic during clinic times
Free and confidential service
No appointment needed


Also available free from:
Any GP - not necessarily your own GP surgery


Selected pharmacies when accredited pharmacist is on duty
Alternatively, if you are 16 or over you can buy the emergency pill from most pharmacies or chemists for around £25

THE EMERGENCY COIL
Can be fitted up to 5 days, or sometimes more, after unprotected sexual intercourse

Available free from:
Selected Contraception & Sexual Health clinics - please telephone for details and appointment

Also available free from:
Some GP surgeries - phone practice for details and appointment

 

Other sources of help and advice

Web pages with links to other sources of advice and information:
http://www.avert.org/links.htm (opens new window)
www.fpa.corg.uk

 

ID: 24116 Revised: 28/2/2013