Sexual health is a really important part of your health and wellbeing. It is more than protecting yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or avoiding an unplanned pregnancy.
Good sexual health depends of regular check-ups and practicising protected sex. Check ups will make sure any STI’s are diagnosed and treated. You can attend your local Sexual Health Clinic. You can choose which clinic you go to.
Clinics are confidential and no-one is told of your visit or what tests and treatment you receive.
Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) do not get symptoms, so it’s worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you’re tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it’s needed.
An STI can be passed from one person to another through sexual contact, including vaginal, anal and oral sex.
STIs can pass between men and women, and from women to women and men to men.