Your sexual health is no laughing matter and it is something you should not be afraid to talk about or be embarrassed. Being sexually active means you are at risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or a sexually transmitted disease (STD), many of these are treatable. You could be infected without any signs. Other conditions may cause symptoms similar to a STI. Some things you spot may be perfectly normal. Examinations may sound scary, but getting screened for STIs is easy and can prevent health complications for you and your sexual partners.
Do something for your own peace of mind and together we can prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections. Pop along to your local Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic for a free and confidential check up, if you are worried going on your own or its your first time then take your best friend, the nurses are really friendly and will talk you through everything. The clinics tests and treatment are free, you will also be able to ask for sexual advice and pickup some free condoms and lubricant. Full details of Oxfordshire GUM Clinics is available online: www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk
Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington, OX3 7LE
Telephone: 01865 231231
The clinic is open Monday to Friday where you can have sexual health screening and treatment for all STIs and any other genital problems. If you wish to turn up without an appointment a walk-in clinic runs from 12.15pm - 3.15pm. If you are under 18 a walk-in clinic operates on Wednesdays between 3.30pm and 6pm.
The Orchard Health Centre, Cope Road, Banbury, OX16 2EZ
Telephone: 01295 819181
The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday where you can have sexual health screening and treatment for all STIs and any other genital problems. If you wish to turn up without an appointment a walk-in clinic runs from 9.15am - 12.15pm.