Sexual Health & Contraception


With the variety of contraception methods available it should be possible to find the right method that suits you best.

Counselling and advice are given by the all doctors and nurses. This includes preconception, implants and coil fitting, and is completely confidential.

For coils please make an initial appointment with Dr Knowles who will discuss this option with you before arranging a further appointment for you to have the coil fitted. 

For implants please make an initial appointment with Dr Knowles or Dr Tan who will discuss this option with you before arranging a further appointment for you to have the implant.

Useful Links


A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

Contraception - NHS Choices

Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

Hormonal Contraception

This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.

Pregnancy Advisory Service

Patients can self refer for confidential advice regarding unexpected / unplanned pregnancies

NUPAS Stoke - National Unplanned Pregnancy Advisory Service

Wharf Street

Telephone:0333 004 6666





Sexual Health

Sexual Health Clinic, Staffs.

-Sexual health testing-   

People aged 16+ can order a free STI testing kit online via SH:24:

People under 16 should call 0300 7900 165 to discuss testing options for them.

The latest service information, including how services may change over time, can be found on our website


Ryecroft Family Planning & Sexual Health Clinic - Walk in service not available, for booked appointments only please call:

0808 178 0955   Monday- Friday 09.30 - 16.00

The clinic runs at Ryecroft on a Tuesday afternoon and all day Thursday


Up-to-date opening times can be found on the Cobridge Sexual Health Clinic page of the website.

Useful Links

Sex & Young People

A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs

Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity

Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.


Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, so people can be carrying it without knowing, but testing and treatment are simple.

Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.

This infection can affect future fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia

Information, videos and advice from the NHS website


This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.

The above links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your clinical team for advice.