Both young boys and girls, and men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available to you.
Book an appointment with a male or female doctor at our clinic and discuss your questions with them.
For younger patients please rest assured your consultation is completely confidential. You can ask about contraception, safe sex, how to protect yourself and others and any other questions you may have regarding having sex for the first time or questions you may have about your current sex life. It is normal to feel embarrassed, however our doctors are here to help and guide you through a normal part of growing up and taking responsibility for your own sexual health and wellbeing.
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There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one that is the most appropriate for your lifestyle or that suits you most.
Types of contraception that may be available to you.
The Pill. A tablet taken once a day. The oral contraceptive pill is the most commonly reported method of contraception. There are a few
different types of pill to choose from, so it’s about finding the one that’s right for you. The combined pill contains estrogen and progestin and mini
pill contains only one hormone, a progestin. The pill can have many benefits, however remembering to take it on time is a must.
The Condom. The condom is the only form of contraception that protects against most STIs as well as preventing pregnancy. This method of
contraception can be used on demand, is hormone free and can easily be carried with you. And it comes in male and female varieties.
The implant. A small, flexible rod is placed under the skin in a woman’s upper arm, releasing a form of the hormone progesterone. The hormone
stops the ovary releasing the egg and thickens the cervical mucus making it difficult for sperm to enter the womb. The implant requires a
small procedure using local anaesthetic to fit and remove the rod and needs to be replaced after three years.
Others types available to consider:
- The injection
- The ring
- The Diaphragm
Unsure of your sexuality?
If you feel confused or unsure, please come and have a chat with a male or female doctor in complete confidence.