Sexual Health & Contraception
It is important for both men and women to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
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.
A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are
Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.
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
Sexual Health Clinic, Staffs.
-Sexual health testing-
People aged 16+ can order a free STI testing kit online via SH:24: www.sh24.org.uk
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 www.openclinic.org.uk
Up-to-date opening times can be found on the Cobridge Sexual Health Clinic page of the mpft.nhs.uk website.
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS
Issues, symptoms and treatments
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor
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.
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.